The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt wants free DLC to be an industry standard
Two months since the launch, but all of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s free DLC has been #released. Official news came directly from #CDProjektRED co-founder, Marcin Iwiński thanking gamers for playing the The Witcher 3 along with the release of the last free DLC. The #developer went on to say, “I would really like to see such initiatives become an industry standard rather than an exception to the general rule.”
With all the new quests to alternative outfits, new combat animations, a new Game Plus mode. The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red went out of the their way compared to most game development studios, which does not include the team’s thorough post-launch patch support.
Now we come to the end of free DLC’s, CD Projekt Red outlines an example to other game studios, about how to treat DLC.
“I’d like to extend my thanks to all the gamers who played our game and gave these DLCs a try. Nothing makes a developer happier than seeing gamers have fun with what they created,” said co-founder and CEO Marcin Iwinski. ”
Do keep in mind that Witcher 3 will have paid DLC coming in two expansions releasing later this year. CD Projekt Red will offer up to 30 hours of additional gameplay combined, with the expansion pass retailing for $24.99.
CD Projekt Red have made comments before, the company does not believe in charging for minor pieces of content or updates to the game that really should be free. Giving a developer time to focus on large, enriching expansions with more playable content.
Comparing this model with the season pass for other games, which retail for $40 to $50 for new multiplayer maps, skins and weapons. CD Projekt Red have proven that its DLC practices go above and beyond the game industry’s DLC rules. So it should be interesting to see what other developers follow suit.
Of course Linux gamers are waiting for the native build to be released. But no word yet.