The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt To Get 16 Pieces Of Free DLC

It’s handbag at ten paces today as CD Projekt take a swipe at the likes of EA, Activision and Ubisoft by criticising the common place practise of day one DLC.

“As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached. Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?” said  CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwiński in an open letter.

“At CD Projekt Red, we strongly believe this is not the way it should work and, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we have decided to do it differently,” he added.

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After the game launches on 24th February 2015 there will be a DLC drop every week for the following eight weeks, the first includes the Temerian Armor Set, which amusingly also includes free horse armor, and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, the game’s protagonist. The second bundle will contain an additional quest and an alternative look for one of the game’s main characters, Yennefer of Vengerberg.

“We love games. We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience,” said Marcin. “Every time we reach out for a new release, we expect to be taken care of. We expect support if we encounter any problems, we love updates constantly improving the experience, and we feel really special when we receive free content that gives us more than we initially paid for. It doesn’t have to be huge, it can be an awesome skin for a character, or an extra sword, or armor.”

Source: The Witcher

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10 Comments

  1. I think I’d buy this even if I wasn’t interested in polished epic story driven open world rpg’s.

  2. This is actually quite clever as it will mean that less people that normal will trade in the game during the first 8 weeks as they will be awaiting the new content, which means more people will have to buy it new. So it’s win win for everyone.

  3. Fair play to them. EA and Activision will likely pay no attention though.

  4. Much respect to them for this, it’s not everyday a developer gives you free DLC. That’s how you get love from fans

    • Also free from DRM (apart from Steam), which makes a refreshing change these days..

  5. Hurrah! I hate all that divisive preorder/retailer exclusive BS.

  6. I’ve been eyeing this game up for awhile, knowing full well I want it, but debating how much I want to pay for it. This news makes me feel warm and fuzzy enough inside that I might even put a preorder in!

  7. Ok what parallel universe have I stepped into. You don’t get developers saying stuff like this everyday, so it’s quite refreshing to hear this.

  8. Question is though, couldn’t this still be cut content that’s being added in post, but for free to look good?

    Such a strict release-plan is suspicious to me.

    • Perhaps but it’s still free. Which is more than some developers cutting content and having the audacity to charge for it.

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