CD Projekt has come forward today to announce that DLC is already in the works for the yet-to-be-released, heavily anticipated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
. With the game's development approaching its final stages, two entire sets of awesome new adventures are in the process of being made. It's not all that frequent that DLC is announced for a game that's still slated for release, but in this case, it does sound promising.
Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new, 10-hour-plus adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed.
Blood and Wine, a 20-hour-plus tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.
Co-founder of CD Projekt, Marcin Iwinski, keeps us assured that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
's DLC is in the hands of the right company.
We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We've said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there. While we’re offering the Expansion Pass now, we want to make one thing clear: don’t buy it if you have any doubts. Wait for reviews or play The Witcher and see if you like it first. As always, it’s your call.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
becomes available for Xbox One on May 19th, 2015. "Hearts of Stone" will be released in October, but you'll have to wait until the first quarter of 2016 to get your hands on "Blood and Wine". These two DLC add-ons will come as a package in an expansion pass, for a price tag of $24.99.
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