We're very much looking forward to meeting Geralt again in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in early 2015, and the game just got a little sweeter.
Developers CD Project Red just revealed that the game will be getting 16 pieces of downloadable content. And what's more, each and every person who buys the game will get it for free!
The deal is that on the day after release, that's February 25th 2015, you'll receive the TemerianArmour set (+ horse armour!) and a Beard and Hairstyle set for Geralt. That may not sound like a lot but the company wants to release new content like that every week. With 16 to go through, that sounds like a full 8 weeks of free stuff.
By the way, here's the incredible looking opening cinematic for the game.
Truly epic. The first DLC packis just cosmetic stuff, the second pack - due the week of March 2nd - will also include a new playable quest and a reskin for a major NPC,Yennefer of Vengerberg.
It's all very generous, and is likely designed to draw in early adopters to the latest open world adventure from the Polish developers. Co-founder of CDPRMarcin Iwiński had this to say:
"We love games. We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience. 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.
Unfortunately this treatment is quite rare these days. 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?
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.”
A nice message, for a game we're now anticipating even more.
The Witcher 3 is on PS4, Xbox One and PC from the 24th of February 2015.