CD Projekt RED is planning 16 bunches of DLC for The Witcher 3, and before you start thinking the studio’s out to rip off the RPG community, pause a moment. Not only is the studio working on a whole stack of new content – skins, armour, swords – but it’s giving them away for free to anyone who owns a copy of the game.
Marcin Iwiński, Co-founder and Joint CEO of CD Projekt RED explains the decision is one of love – “We love games,” he writes. “We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience.”
What he doesn’t love is the price tag attached to his hobby, and the financial frustrations that arise when studios publish “lots of tiny pieces of tempting content” immediately after a game’s hit shelves. “Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?”
As 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. Cutting to the chase, everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform. You don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them — if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.
The first bundle will launch on February 25, 2015 – one day after the game hits shelves. It will contain the Temerian Armor Set, as well as a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt to adjust his look. The second set, launching a week after that on March 4, will contain an alternative look for Yennefer of Vengerberg, and an additional quest.
To recap: You do not need to pre-order. You do not need to buy a Collector’s Edition. All you need to do is purchase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – on any platform (Xbox One, PS4, Windows PC), and you’ll get the content as it’s released. Too easy!