Ah, CD Projekt RED. Such an ‘old-school’ company. Well, you gotta admit that the Polish studio has struggled to build a healthy fan base these past years; a fan base that got worried when the team revealed its multi-platform plans for The Witcher 3. Well, good news everyone as CDPR will continue supporting its new ‘baby’ for years to come, and will release small DLCs – at least on the PC – for free.
That was revealed by CD Projekt head, Marcin Iwinski, in an interview with RPS. As Marcin said, all the upcoming DLCs and updated for The Witcher 3 will be free on the PC, however the team aims to charge $15-$20 for a future ‘big’ expansions that come packed with new gameplay and additional missions.
“It’s too early to talk specifics, but definitely all the DLCs and updates will be free. Of course, we’ll see what the platform holders will allow – what we can do for free [on next-gen consoles]. I mean, there are different business models on consoles. From our standpoint, we’ll definitely do everything we can to deliver the same experience across all platforms.
“Should we decide to do some big expansions or something, we’ll expect gamers to pay for it. But again, it’s all value for money. I think $15-$20 for new gameplay is a pretty honest and fair deal. But additional weapons and fixes, those of course come as part of the package.”
Iwinski has also revealed that the Redkit mod tools – that are currently available and with which players can mod The Witcher 2 – will support The Witcher 3. This obviously means that PC gamers will be able to create their own weapons, environments, assets, missions, and total conversions.
As Iwinski added:
“We’ll be supporting The Witcher 3 for years after it comes out. We’re also building the Redkit, and we’ll talk about modding Witcher 3 when the time comes. It’s all about a long-term relationship with our gamers. It even works from a business perspective. Abandoning our baby that we’ve worked on for several years would be crazy. The fact that we have a second game in development just gives us a better way to reallocate resources – QA and whatnot. It’s just a better way to manage the process internally. It’s better for the people and the team.”