Today CD Projekt RED announced that the studio will release two large expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and while the game will get 16 free DLC for everyone, those will be paid.
According to Co-Founder Marcin Iwiński, though, they will be worth the admission fee
With the development of Wild Hunt coming to an end, the team has embarked upon the creation of two new really big adventures set in The Witcher universe.
We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there-
Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new, 10-hour-plus adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed.
Blood and Wine, a 20-hour-plus tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.
While Iwiński seems definitely confident that the two expansions will deliver the goods, he’s cautioning us to sit back and wait before purchasing if we have any doubts.
While we’re offering the Expansion Pass now, we want to make one thing clear: don’t buy it if you have any doubts. Wait for reviews or play The Witcher and see if you like it first. As always, it’s your call.
Hearts of Stone will be released in October, while Blood and Wine is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2016.