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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will see the store shelves this May. The developers promised a huge open world to explore filled with places to explore and quests to complete. Apparently that was not enough for CD PROJEKT RED that today announced that two full expansions for the game are in the works and already available to be purchased.

The two expansions will be called “Hearts of Stone” and “Blood and Wine“. They will release this October and during the first quarter of 2016 respectively. So if you expected a Day one DLC or a pre-order bonus, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like there will be none of that in The Witcher 3 if the words of Marcin Iwiński, CD PROJEKT RED co-founder, are to be believed:

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.

That last phrase seems not to be an exaggeration judging by their description of the expansion packs. Hearts of Stone is supposed to add 10 hours of gameplay to The Witcher 3 with a new questline that will take place in the wilds around Oxenfurt. Blood and Wine will take place in a all-new region called Toussaint and is supposed to give you 20 more hours of gameplay. Both the expansions will add new characters, gear and all that you would expect from expansion packs of that size.

If you pre-ordered the game and can’t wait to buy the expansions, you can buy the Expansion Pass right away in order to play them as soon a they come out. There’s no reason to hurry as Iwiński himself says:

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

That’s a good advice right there. Be assured that we here at TechRaptor will do everything we can to give you all the needed information the soon as possible to help you make an informed decision.

The expansions will be available for Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4.

What you think of this announcement? Will you buy The Witcher 3 and its expansions? Let us know in the comments

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  • the red army

    little more than a month… cdpr really are one of the best devs out there

  • R.J.

    Please be good please be good please be good.

  • Alex

    I don’t get why everyone is so upset about this… some content costs a lot of money to make.
    Over 30 hours of gameplay only for 25$… you do realize some entirely fully released games don’ t have that length…
    But I do understand why people are scared to be screwed in the future by accepting this cause many companies abused the DLC system….

  • KefkaFollower

    People are afraid ‘cos they know little about CDProjekt.

    This sentence from the quote “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” is true.
    As a long time fan I can confirm this has been the historical stance of CDProjekt on the subject.

    I hate DLCs when the main game feels incomplete or crippled without them. That would be the case if CDProjekt was charging extra for the horse in a open world game. For me its clear this is not the case of the expansions. I have no doubt TW3 without the expansions will feel as a complete game.

    Some member of the CDProjekt forums post this image and say they the have gone back to 1999.

  • Zolwiol

    I’m one of the people who is still not happy about the whole extra physical cards for Xbone edition and I think people upset about this are insane.

  • TeLin特林

    Yeah…seems those “upset” have only experience this past generation of gaming. Perhaps teenage to early 20s or something..I guess.

    One guy basically said, “They are calling DLC “expansions” now. Whatever, it’s the same.”

  • yacrest

    Careful CDPR…CAREFUL

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