The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – GOTY Edition Announced, Releases August 30

CD Projekt RED has officially announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition.

The new and complete version of the game will ship with every piece of post-launch downloadable content and update, including both the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions.

Fans can expect the new release to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 30th.

In case you missed it – you can read our review for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt here (we highly recommend it, it was our 2015 game of the year!).



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  1. Fitz
    August 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Oh my god… 60fps Witcher 3.

    I really need to upgrade my PC. My GTX760 is already pretty obsolete
    Maybe I could start a Patreon for a video series that I’ll never make. That should get me the funds.

  2. Eric Kelly
    Eric Kelly
    August 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    also have stretch goals that when hit you do only 1/3 of them wait two years and then do the rest in 5 minute videos that look like a hobo off the streets made.

  3. Mr0303
    August 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I may get this version if only to support CD Projekt Red.

  4. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    August 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I’ll finally pick it up. This was one of the reasons why I finally updated to a current gen system a while back, but by that time it had a 17GB patch and with limited bandwidth that was a no go.

  5. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    August 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    It pays to wait, I’ve already got mine reserved. Now I’m just waiting for Arkham Knight Rider’s complete edition.

  6. Minuteworld92
    August 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I really hate the term “game of the year” because there’s soooooooooo many games out there

  7. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    August 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Cool. When the PC version of the GOTY edition drops to $25 or less I’ll finally pick this up!

  8. Madbrainbox
    August 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Great game.Now I wish they released Cyberpunk this decade.That would be great.

  9. GrimFate
    August 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Already have Witcher 3, but still need to finish it. Wonder if the GOTY edition will add anything worth picking it up AGAIN, or if it’s just the same thing as the base game + expansions.

  10. GameZard
    August 11, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Sweet I will pick it up on PC.

  11. larverto365
    August 11, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    What even is the difference between GOTY versions and regular ones, aside from the prices?

  12. zed888
    August 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    They’re usually packaged with all the DLC.

  13. porkbun
    August 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    IIRC witcher 3 is the most awarded video game ever. So it definitely deserves to use GOTY label

  14. Shinoji
    August 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Well considering the article literally says it just has the base game and expansions, it’s safe to say your wallet can be closed on this one.
    (not trying to be a dick, just personally kind of confused about the GOTY edition contents being seemingly not clear)

  15. GrimFate
    August 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    To be fair, it doesn’t explicitly say that it is ONLY the base game, dlc and updates, just that it has those, although the lack of mention of changes or additions means it’s safe to assume there is nothing new.

    I just find it weird they treat this like a new product if it’s essentially just a bundle of the existing, although I suppose it makes sense for the physical product, where they need to explicitly differentiate the versions.

  16. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    August 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    CDPR work on CDPR time. The game will come out when it comes out. Like Valve, they can afford to do this since they have a cash cow in GOG.

  17. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    August 11, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    In general I agree, especially when laughable games come out with GotY editions (making me wonder who the hell voted them GotY). With that said, TW3 is most definitely worthy of a GotY edition, it’s a really amazing game.

  18. TheManWithPants
    August 11, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    The GOTY version is the ‘complete’ game with all the DLC included, while the Vanilla version is just the base game and thus, needs the extra ‘complete’ content to be purchased separately.

    The GOTY version basically is more cost effective, since you get the complete game without having to pay for the extra DLC, because it’s already included on the game’s disc.

  19. Madbrainbox
    August 12, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I know that.I’m just anxious to see what they are doing with it.

  20. sanic
    August 12, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Game of the current year?

  21. Zombie_Barioth
    August 12, 2016 at 1:37 am

    While I agree, “Game of the Year” kinda loses its meaning when just about every Tom, Dick, and Harry have their own, and I don’t mean the fans either.

    It sort of reminds me of those media blurbs that get stuck on the packaging instead of actual descriptions of the game.

    On the bright side, it did start the trend of games getting repackaged with all their DLC for cheap.

  22. alterku
    August 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

    The waiting game often pays off, especially when one already has a backlog.