The Witcher 2 Can Now Run On Xbox One And Is Free Right Now

The Witcher 2 Can Now Run On Xbox One And Is Free Right Now

Got an Xbox One? Love The Witcher games? Well, you can now play the middle game in CD Projekt's beloved action-RPG franchise for free.

The news of gratis Geralt came as part of Microsoft's latest backwards compabitility roster announcement. However, it's only available in select regions from January 21 through February 5 — US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany. And Australia!

The other last-gen games coming to Xbox One are:


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    I just finished another playthrough of Witcher 2 before 3, at times I think the former actually had more things going for it, graphics-wise. Might just be me.

    Play it at least until the hangover. That's all I'll say.

    We are not in any of those regions...

      We are... here's the link:
      http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-AU/Product/The-Witcher-2/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024e4d0855?nosplash=1

        Was that there yesterday? I couldn't even find the digital version of the game yesterday in AU region.

          No.
          Also, there's an xbox one version listed... but that doesn't seem to go anywhere either.

            You have to download it from Microsoft edge. Like go into edge and search "witcher 2 free" and click a forum and they'll usually have a link to install it directly from the Microsoft website

    I've had this on my GOG account for years since I picked it up in a sale for about 5 bucks. One of these days I will actually play it.

      I got it for $2 in a Steam sale once but it runs like ass on my PC, which admittedly doesn't have a great graphics card, but apparently CD Projekt Red games just aren't well optimised.

      So a free console copy? I might get past the first half hour without having the turn all the settings down to minimum!

        PC Master Race says "Playing on console IS turning all the settings down to minimum! Hurhurhur!"

          PC Master Race also says that a gaming rig that will last me ten years can be bought for $17 and new graphics cards are found in large specially marked boxes of cereal, and the true potential of a game isn't unlocked until I apply mod after mod so that everyone is a naked toddler I can murder in cold blood while dragons fly overhead playing the Thomas the tank engine theme song and reciting macho man randy savage dialogue.

            everyone is a naked toddler I can murder in cold blood while dragons fly overhead playing the Thomas the tank engine theme song and reciting macho man randy savage dialogue

            I would play the shit out of that.

              Give it a week, it'll be on early access in Steam.

            I know your taking the piss but even a gtx580 (available in 2011) can run most games at 30fps on medium settings from this generation of consoles. Thats 5 years and a console generational shift whilst still retaining decent frame rate/graphics. I think if you purchase nvidia's pascal early on it will last most, if not all of this console generation running titles at 60fps @ 1080p. The power discrepancy between the ps4 gpu and pascal is phenomenally huge (ps4 memory bandwidth: 176GB/s pascal is over 1000GB/s).

    Annoyed that I have to provide payment details for a FREE game because MS didn't remember my previous settings.
    Now their website won't load properly to add said details.

      If you get it through the console, you can avoid the need to enter payment details :) Is only through the website or smartglass that you need payment details

        Thanks.

        Just means have to fix the mess the housemate made with the cables behind the TV & find where he put the 360 controller. :\

    Apparently Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is also BC - I have the disc do I will come back and confirm

    Really want it, and would really love to play it... but with my current backlog I may as well just leave it as I know I will never get around to it :( Stupid life getting in the way of gaming :( lol

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