If you're leaving behind the classic version of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt for the upcoming Complete Edition, be prepared to start over. The Complete Edition includes the Witcher III: Wild Hunt and its two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, in a single package. CD Projekt Red has explained that save files from previous versions of The Witcher III won't be transferring over to the new edition.
"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," explained CDPR community lead Marcin Momot in a post on the game's official forums.
He also confirmed in a post on Twitter that the Game of the Year Edition would have its own achievements.
It's clear that The Witcher III: Complete Edition is for those who haven't already joined Geralt's adventure and want to get everything in a single package. If you've already spent a great deal of time in Wild Hunt, Hearts of Stone, or Blood and Wine, it's better for you to continue with the game you already have. Otherwise, starting anew is your only option.
Witcher III: Complete Edition is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 30, 2016. It will cost players $49.99.