Expansion Pass announced for Witcher 3

Recently announced is news of an Expansion Pass for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which is providing two substantial pieces of new content for the upcoming game.

Quoted from the site itself:

Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new 10-hour 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 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.

The first expansion will arrive in October whilst the second will appear in 2016. No news on if these are console bound but we’re assuming that will be the case.

The use of the term “expansion” is certainly being used here as their means to differentiate this paid content from the pile of free DLC that has already been promised to buyers of the game. There is going to be a degree of chatter now over whether the developers have shifted away from their “free DLC” mantra. And selling this before the game itself arrives is not helping the situation in a positive way but we’ll see in time if it was the right choice to make or not.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be arriving in May.


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