Posted Thu Nov 6, 2014 at 09:04 AM PST by Brian Hoss
A statement being made with DLC.
One of the biggest trends in the game industry today is the DLC, pre-order, season pass trade. More and more publishers are coming up with slices of content meant to secure either extra revenue or compel players to pre-order or else miss out on content. Quite famously, one game that is bucking this is 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.' CD Projeckt Red has been very vocal about this slicing and dicing of content. Today, the developer announced that no less than 16 DLC packs will be coming to 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,' and that is after the February release date.
The big catch here is that there is no catch, the content packs will free for all players of the game regardless of purchase scheme and date.
And the reason for this generosity? From Marcin Iwiński, co-founder and Joint CEO of CD PROJEKT RED:
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.
The first four DLC packs have been detailed, and are very DLC-ish. Details on the remaining 12 are still to come.
'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' is due out Feb. 24 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
You can find the latest info on 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: CD Projekt RED
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