The Witcher 3 GOG version goes free for those who own it on other platforms

GOG, the CD Projekt-owned DRM-free storefront, has kicked off a new event offering a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt through its own platform to anyone who already owns the game on another platform, may it be on PC (Steam, Origin, or Epic Games Store), Xbox One, or PlayStation 4. Sadly, Nintendo Switch version owners are not eligible for this promotion.

To grab the free copy of the massively popular RPG, users are required to use the company's unified library manager GOG Galaxy 2.0 client and link to a platform they already own the game on. Note that the Galaxy 2.0 client needs to be on the latest version (Windows – 2.0.16.187, macOS – 2.0.16.200) to claim the offer.

Once the client detects the standard or Game of the Year edition of The Witcher 3, the eligible DRM-free version will be offered via a message on the client's Recent section like so:

As this is a full copy of the title on GOG, the usual goodies like the extended soundtrack, a 200-page digital artbook, and more available to the new owners as well. More information regarding unlocking scenarios like owning individual DLC packs, having the game on multiple platforms, and others, can be found on this handy FAQ page set up by the folks at GOG.

A similar mechanism has been in place for CD Projekt RED's The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings games for a while now, though it only applies to the PC version.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt free GOG copy promotion will be available until June 23 at 11AM UTC. Just a couple of days later, on June 25, CD Projekt RED will be unveiling more details regarding its next RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, through its Night City Wire event.

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