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The Witcher 3 celebrates 9th anniversary with huge free download dropping tomorrow

The Witcher 3 celebrates 9th anniversary with huge free download dropping tomorrow

A birthday gift from Geralt

The phrase ‘time flies’ is always a relevant one. Can you believe that it was nine years ago that CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt first landed?

It was on 19 May 2015 that this legendary action RPG launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

In fact, I still vividly remember the title taking home Game of the Year at that year’s Geoff Keighley-fronted The Game Awards.

Bloodborne and Fallout 4 put up some stiff competition, as did Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Super Mario Maker.

“Happy 9th Birthday to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! Whether you've just faced the Wild Hunt, explored the snowy Skellige Isles, or enjoyed a round of Gwent, today it's time to simply celebrate,” read a social media post by developers.

You’ll be pleased to know that The Witcher 3’s ninth anniversary also times nicely with a chunky new release.

Yes, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s mod editor REDkit is set to release tomorrow, on 21 May.

Take a look at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in action below.

Better late than never, as they say. Updated mod support is finally set to land in The Witcher 3, opening up so many possibilities.

There is already a near endless stream of The Witcher 3 mods to enjoy but just imagine the boost in quality that we’re now going to see.

New locations, new quests, new NPCs to befriend … I’m sure modders are already dreaming up an array of ideas.

What makes REDkit so special, I hear ye ask? It’s the same tools actually used by CD Projekt RED’s developers.

That’s why I’m so thrilled about what we might see created.

It goes without saying that you’ll need to be playing The Witcher 3 on PC if you want to join in on the modding fun.

You can wishlist the REDkit on Steam, Epic Games, and GOG ahead of its release tomorrow.

If you’ve never modded before, you’re in luck! CD Projekt RED has a handy guide that should set you up with the basics.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED

Topics: The Witcher 3, The Witcher, CD Projekt Red, PC