The Witcher 3: gets 16 pieces of DLC for free

CD Projekt RED has announced that next year’s open world role playing game,  The Witcher 3 , will be getting no less than 16 pieces of downloadable content. That doesn't sound like the development team we’ve known for all these years; the team that’s been strongly against the concept of charging customers for extra content. Good thing they’re not charging for this DLC then. Yes, in a rather cheeky open letter by co-founder and joint CEO Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt announced that all 16 pieces will be given away for free.

“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?”

CD Projekt, however, has always gone out of their way to treat their customers differently, which is why their previous games don’t use DRM or offer paid-for DLC. “We strongly believe this is not the way it should work,” Iwiński continued. “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 DLC will begin releasing in pairs every week starting on the day that The Witcher 3 launches 24 February 2015. For eight weeks, players can look forward to a variety of additional content ranging from new missions to more cosmetic add ons like beards and hairstyles for Geralt.

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