The Witcher 3 studio CD Projekt Red have revealed that players won’t be able to transfer their save games from the vanilla version of the game into the new Game of the Year edition that is set to launch later this month.
Speaking on the official forums for The Witcher, community coordinator Marcin Momot explained exactly why saves cannot be transferred over between the two versions of the game. According to the developer, the problem lies in the way that Microsoft and Sony treat the separate games on their consoles rather than anything that CD Projekt Red have done. While this means that players cannot transfer their progress, they will get a chance to unlock a whole new set of achievements and trophies.
“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. This is something that’s not up to us. Sorry.”
The Witcher 3 first launched on May 19, 2015 and has since gone on to win universal acclaim from fans and critics alike. Many praised the visuals, improved combat, exploration, and immersive story missions as a class above almost any other role-playing game that has been released in recent times. The success of the title led to a series of DLC packs and updates as well as two full expansions, which also garnered a very positive critical reception. The first of these, Hearts of Stone, was released on October 13, 2015 and the second, Blood and Wine, became available on May 31, 2016.
The Game of the Year edition of The Witcher 3 is set to launch on August 30 and will include all previously released DLC, updates, and patches.