The Witcher 3 Gets Info on Day One Patch, Digital Backup and More; New Screenshot Shows a “Strumpet”

on May 4, 2015 4:29 PM

Today CD Projekt RED released quite a lot of details on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt via social media and the official forums.

First of all, we learn that there will indeed be a day one patch thanks to Level Designer Miles Tost:

He also specified what the patch will be for:

Community & Website Coordinator Marcin Momot explained that the gore has been toned down in the version of the game for the Middle East:

He also posted a little handy FAQ in the official forums, explaining that physical PC copies will include a code for a digital backup on GoG.com, and how it will work.

Q: Do I need Internet access to install the retail PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?
A: The initial, pre-premiere retail PC batch of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt needs to download a file from our servers to allow play. This file will either be downloaded automatically during installation process or you can choose to download it manually from a dedicated website. Since we have no DRM in the game, this is a security measure we needed to incorporate so the game doesn’t leak during the production process. No worries, the file will not be big. Copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt produced after launch will not contain this security feature.

Q: Will there be any sort of serial number provided in the retail PC box?
A: The game does not require any serial code to install or play. However, each retail PC copy of Wild Hunt will contain an additional GOG.com game code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. See below for details.

Q: What is the GOG.com game code found in the box used for?
The game code grants you access to a digital backup copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on GOG.com. You will also receive full software support, i.e. future updates, as well as all the additional content like the 16 Free DLCs, the FLAC & MP3 soundtrack, comics, wallpapers, art book, all voice over packs and more.

Q: Can I install and play the game without the GOG.com game code?
A: Yes you can install and play the game without the game code.

Q: Will I be able to install updates and the free DLCs without using the GOG.com game code?
We decided to offer software support, DLCs, and extra goodies only to gamers who confirm their purchase with the provided game code on GOG.com. This is the only way for us to differentiate between you, honest gamers who bought our game, and pirates who snatched it from the Internet.

Q: Do I need to become a GOG.com user to play the game I just bought?
A: You can install and play the game without becoming a GOG.com user.

Community Manager Chris Priestly also took to the forums to post the full language list for the game in every region in which it’ll be published:

I have seen people asking questions about which languages come with which versions of the game. Usually because they are interested in ordering a copy from a “foreign” (a country outside where they live) country or they live in a ‘foreign” (a country they are not from) country and want to get a copy with their native language. I have created a listing of which countries carry which languages. You can see it below. These apply to all platforms PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There is no difference between platforms when it comes to language. If any countries are missing, please let us know and we will try to get the info on the missing countries.

Text means on screen print & subtitles. VO mean the audio language spoken in the game. Print means the language in printed materials like instructions.

Poland
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: Polish

United Kingdom, Sweden, The Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: English+Quickstart Swedish/Finnish/Dutch/Portuguese

Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland
Text: English/French/Italian/German/Spanish/Polish
VO: English/French/German/Polish
Print: German

France, Monaco, Belgium
Text: English/French/Italian/German/Spanish/Polish
VO: English/French/German/Polish
Print: French

Italy, San Marino
Text: English/French/Italian/German/Spanish/Polish
VO: English/French/German/Polish
Print:Italian

Spain, Andorra
Text: English/French/Italian/German/Spanish/Polish
VO: English/French/German/Polish
Print: Spanish

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: Russian

Czech Republic, Slovakia
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: Czech

Hungary
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: Hungarian

Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Cyprus, Malta
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: English

Israel
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: English

United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon
Text: English/Arabic
VO: English
Print: English/Arabic

South Africa; Angola; Botswana; Ghana; Lesotho; Kenya; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Tanzania; Swaziland; Zambia; Zimbabwe, Uganda
Text: English/French/Italian/German/Spanish/Polish
VO: English/French/German/Polish
Print:English

Taiwan, Hong Kong
Text: English/Traditional Chinese/Korean
VO: English
Print: English

Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Text: English/Traditional Chinese/Korean
VO: English
Print: English/Traditional Chinese

South Korea
Text: English/Traditional Chinese/Korean
VO: English
Print: English/Korean

Japan
Text: Japanese/English
VO: Japanese/English
Print: Japanese

India
Text: Russian/Czech/Hungarian/English/Polish
VO: English/Russian/Polish
Print: English

Australia, New Zealand
Text: English/French/Italian/German/Spanish/Polish
VO: English/French/German/Polish
Print:English

USA and Mexico
Text: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/Latin American Spanish/French/Polish
VO: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/French/Polish
Print: English

Canada
Text: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/Latin American Spanish/French/Polish
VO: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/French/Polish
Print: English/French

Brazil
Text: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/Latin American Spanish/French/Polish
VO: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/French/Polish
Print: Brazilian Portuguese

Venezuela,Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile
Text: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/Latin American Spanish/French/Polish
VO: English/ Brazilian Portuguese/French/Polish
Print: English/Latin American Spanish

Finally, the developer posted on facebook a new screenshot showing a “strumpet.” If you’re unfamiliar with the term, since it’s quite archaic, is one of the ever-present prostitutes that populate the world of The Witcher. You can enjoy her “graces” at the top of the post.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.