The Witcher 3 Complete Edition won’t work with your original save files

Developer CD Projekt RED has confirmed that players won’t be able to use their save files from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with the upcoming Complete Edition of the critically acclaimed fantasy-RPG.

The Witcher 3 Complete Edition (aka Game of the Year Edition) is scheduled for release on August 30, 2016, though is treated as a separate release; in other words, your save files from the original game won’t be compatible with the re-release.

As previously reported on PSU, the Complete Edition features the base game plus all available downloadable content (Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine) and key game patches. 

The Witcher 3 was originally released back in May 2015, and became a massive commercial success, shipping nearly 10 million copies as of March this year. In addition, the title also picked up numerous accolades, including Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design at the Game Developers Choice Awards and D.I.C.E Awards, respectively.

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