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.
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