TOKYO: The latest news is that CD PROJEKT Red has announced 16 free DLC packs for the game across all platforms. Co-founder and joint CEO Marcin Iwinski talked about the thought process that goes into these decisions.
“As CD PROJEKT RED, strongly believe this is not the way it should work and, with The Witcher 3: 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, and they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.”
The free DLC content will begin on February 25th with two DLC packages: the ‘Temerian Armour Set’, which includes horse amour, and a ‘Beard and Hairstyle Set’ for Geralt. After this date a DLC download containing two components will be released every week.
CD PROJEKT Red also responded to allegations of “crunching” or hyping up a game that isn’t finished and then making people spend 16 hours a day trying to live up to the hype they have created. Indeed the release date has already been pushed back once.
He added: “So, PR aside, if you have any doubts about Wild Hunt’s quality, have a look at the 35-minute game play video we published some time ago, or check out gamers’ reactions to our public previews at Games com, San Diego Comic Con, and E3 (it’s all public and available on the studio’s YouTube channel), and decide for yourself.”
The most recent news is that the development team has released a teaser for the opening cinematic, which you can watch below.
In a recent interview designer Damien Monnier explained that each area of the game has its own independent ecosystem that can be disrupted by Geralt. For example if you over hunt deer in one area, there will be no more deer. But the concept is bigger than that, if you act in an evil way, word of your deeds will travel to other villages and change the way townspeople react to you. You can watch the full video explaining it below. Community Managers Marcin Momot and Tadek Zielinski recently took to YouTube to answer 20 questions about the upcoming RPG.
CD PROJEKT RED has talked about its plans for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming downloadable packages, in addition to once again asserting their stance against the digital rights management inclusion in video games.