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Here's Exactly When The Witcher 3 Xbox One, PS4, PC Unlocks

CD Projekt Red's RPG will be available at 1 AM CET around the world on May 19.

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[UPDATE] We spoke with CD Projekt Red today and confirmed that all The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt digital copies will unlock at 1 AM CET on May 19. This translates to 4 PM PDT / 7 PM EDT on May 18 for gamers in the United States.

The original story is below.

Now that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold, the open-world role-playing game has been made available for pre-order and pre-load on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Developer CD Projekt Red is not only offering the game at a nice discount for people who pre-order, but PS4 and Xbox One users can start playing at 4 PM PDT / 7 PM EDT on May 18, a few hours before the game is scheduled to launch on May 19.

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It's unclear if the PC edition of The Witcher 3 will also unlock on May 18 at 4 PM PDT. We've followed up with CD Projekt Red for clarification.

In addition to getting to play a few hours early, anyone who pre-orders The Witcher 3 on PS4, Xbox One, or PC now through May 18 will save 10 percent, meaning they can buy the game for $54 instead of $60.

We also now know the file sizes for the three versions of The Witcher 3. According to the game's product pages, the PC and PS4 editions weigh in at around 35 GB, while the Xbox One version is about 25 GB. It's not clear why the Xbox One version is a full 10 GB smaller than its counterparts.

For a closer look at The Witcher 3, check out some images in the gallery below.

[UPDATE] Dualshockers has obtained a user image that reveals that the Xbox One Witcher 3 file size--once installed--may actually be around 30 GB instead of 25 GB.

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