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The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition Will Force You to Start From Scratch

It’s been a week since it was announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting a Game of the Year Edition. Today, CD Projekt RED has revealed an unfortunate fact about the upcoming release.

The Witcher 3’s Game of the Year Edition is not going to allow players to carry over their current save files. All owners are going to be forced into starting their adventures from scratch.

“The save files on consoles won’t be compatible between different game versions (GOTY vs regular version) as they are treated by systems as separate products.” wrote community lead Marcin Momot on the official forums. “This is something that’s not up to us. Sorry.” Additionally, it was also revealed that the game will feature its own separate Achievements list.

Being unable to transfer your current progression won’t really matter for newcomers. However, those who have already put in a significant amount of hours might reconsider purchasing the special edition. Note that it’s not only your progress but also achievements earned that will not transfer.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition is going to include the base-game as well as both expansion packs: Hearts of Stone (October 2015) and Blood and Wine (May 2016). It will also come with every add-on pack released so far. Finally, you can expect the game to be updated to the latest patch; thus, ensuring an amazing gameplay experience.

The bundle is going to be priced at $49.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Note that “in select territories and sales channels,” the same bundle is going to be available as the Complete Edition. CD Projekt RED has confirmed that this is the same edition and interested fans shouldn’t think otherwise.

Pre-orders are currently open with an official release date of August 30.

Saqib Mansoor
The odd man in the group who hates chocolate, cheese, and having to work on Sundays.


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