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The Witcher 3 is free to download and try for PlayStation Plus subscribers

The Witcher 3 is free to download and try for PlayStation Plus subscribers

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now free to download and try for PlayStation Plus subscribers via a game trial.

Fans of The Witcher are coming off the back of a dramatic ol’ week. Over on Netflix, Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivea has finally departed the show.

This means that we’ve now entered Liam Hemsworth territory, as the Aussie actor is set to take over the role in The Witcher’s fourth season. It’s still not known exactly why Cavill chose to depart the show, but it’s believed to be down to creative differences with the writers. I’ll refrain from spoiling Cavill’s final moments, but let’s just say that fans are pretty underwhelmed. The lacklustre (and somewhat messy) finale rounds off what’s been a troublesome season. If you’re a fan of the show but you’re yet to dive into the video game series, I just so happen to have news of a tempting offer for PlayStation Plus subscribers. A new free trial of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has just become available.

The Witcher 3 recently received a gorgeous new-gen overhaul.

If you’re a subscriber to PlayStation Plus’ premium tier, you can now enjoy a four-hour free trial of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Free trials are very handy indeed. It’s no secret that games are pricey these days, even when they’ve been out for quite some time. Sampling a game via a free trial ensures that you’re confident you’ll enjoy the game before purchase - and four hours is a particularly generous time window. The find was spotted by Reddit user beltsazar.

If you’re sat there wondering, ‘Can I dive into The Witcher 3 without having played any other The Witcher games?’, the answer is yes. Obviously, you’ll benefit from your understanding of the characters and lore if you’ve played the first two games, but The Witcher 3 works as a solid entry point for new players.

I will warn you though, while you may have heard many hail The Witcher 3 as one of the best RPGs of all-time (which is true), it also has a slog of a start. The opening hours are slow to say the least, but make it to the end of the four hour trial, and you may start to get an idea of what’s to come later in the game.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED, Sony

Topics: PlayStation, Playstation Plus, CD Projekt Red, The Witcher, The Witcher 3