Written and edited by Lynn Gerena ( Ashe Darkthorne )
Finally someone is showing love to their fans with FREE DLC after launch!
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have 16 post-launch DLC packs, all of them free. Here is the great thing it won’t require you to buy a different edition of the game nor will you need to buy it on Day One. Which to be honest you should…but that is besides the point.
In an open letter that CEO Marcin Iwiński stated the following:
"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."
I think this is not only a smart move but a very welcomed move by them. I applaud the studio for basically saying “screw this let’s just give away the DLC.” I know this is a day one purchase for me but I just hope I am done with Dragon Age when the Witcher finally launches in February.
The game launches February 24th 2015 and will have it’s first piece of DLC on the 25th. The DLC will include Temerian Armor Set (WITH horse armor! Elder Scrolls Oblivion anyone??!! ) and a Beard/Hairstyle set for Geralt. After that, DLC bundles consisting of two bits of content will be released every week free of charge. The second bundle will contain an additional quest and an alternative look for Geralt's long-lost lover, Yennefer. Look at the image below for more on it.
So what is your take on this practice from CD Projekt Red and their free DLC for all route? Will you be buying the Witcher 3? Let us know.