Fans of the high fantasy role-playing game (RPG) The Witcher 3 can hold on to their horses and not get too excited as there is no The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Enhanced Edition.
While listings on French online retail websites hint that the title is getting a new edition in the near future, the studio has dispelled the rumors.
CD Projekt Red, the developer of the title, has stepped in to clarify and quell rumors that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Enhanced Edition was set for a February release.
The Poland-based company's marketing and PR generator Michael PG took to Twitter to dispel rumors that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Enhanced Edition was in the offing and would release in February this year. Michael said that it was some error and that the developer would be looking into the matter.
@IGN There's no Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that we are aware of, this is some kind of error that we will look into.
— Michal PG aka MPG (@michalpg) January 10, 2016
So what set the rumor mills abuzz of the title's new edition release? On Sunday, Jan. 10, the French hypermarket chain E.Leclerc listed the title online. The site's listing revealed that the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Enhanced Edition would be releasing on Feb. 5, 2016. It listed the PS4, PC and Xbox One editions.
The title is still listed on E.Lecrec as of reporting.
Neogaf was the first to reveal that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Enhanced Edition's listing was spotted online. E.Lecrec was not the only retailer to list the title online as the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Enhanced Edition is also listed on Smartoys.
With the developer squashing the rumors, skeptics would be leaning towards the possibility of the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Enhanced Edition hitting PC and consoles next month as negligible.
The acclaimed RPG is counted as among the best games of 2015 and the rumored expansion edition would have been welcomed by fans. Despite the studio denying the existence of the rumored TW3 edition, fans would be hoping that CD Projekt - known to release Enhanced Editions for its games - does not give The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a miss.
For the unfamiliar, CD Projekt released Enhanced Edition versions for The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
Fans eagerly await Enhanced Editions of a title as they not only assimilate all the Expansions and DLCs that have been released for the game, but also include several enhancements. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is poised to get its second DLC - which is also the last - dubbed Blood and Wine in the first quarter of this year. The first DLC for the game is called Hearts of Stone.
Fans need not feel disappointed that the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Enhanced Edition is potentially not headed for a February release. You still have the Blood and Wine DLC to look forward to, which will mark the return of characters "both new and dearly missed."