CD Projekt RED have just announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will pick up two massive expansions to compliment the already massive base game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is reported to be larger than Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and carries 200+ hours of content for completionists. For those who find themselves wanting even more, late 2015 and early 2016 will see the release of Heart of Stone and Blood and Wine respectively, each adding playtime in the double digits for what CD Projekt RED hope will challenge the tiny DLCs offered by some of their competitors.
CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwiński praised the future content packs and outlined his hopes that Heart of Stone and Blood and Wine would offer better value for gamers.
The press release describes the expansions in this way:
Fans may recall that CD Projekt RED have previously announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would pick up 16 separate DLCs for free, and may be confused why the prolific Polish developer has opted to offer a paid Expansion Pass as well.
Iwiński urges sceptical fans to wait for reviews before jumping in:
CD Projekt RED's commitment to take back the meaning of 'expansion' from certain other companies lacklustre efforts (looking at you Destiny) will likely win the loyalty of many fans. As an existing fan, I know I'm all in!
Hearts of Stone will debut October 2015 while Blood and Wine is slated for Q1 2016. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for Xbox One, PC, and PS4 on May 19th, 2015.
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