In an open letter on the official “Witcher” website, co-founder and Joint CEO of CD PROJEKT RED Marcin Iwinski has revealed that anyone who purchases the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive 16 pieces of downloadable content for the game completely for free.
“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?
“A[t] 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 new pair of DLC pieces will be released weekly starting on the day of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s release, starting with the Temerian Armor and beard/hairstyle set. Two additional pieces of future DLC for the game have also been revealed including an alternate outfit for the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, and an additional quest, “Mising Miners.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a vast, living, open world full of meticulously created quests and Points of Interest, 35 times bigger than the one in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Experience a realm where morality is not a simple choice between good and evil and where every decision ripples through the one hundred hours of gameplay CD Projekt RED has hand-crafted to meet the needs of the RPG fan.
Based on the critically-acclaimed novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 24, 2015.