Witcher 3 Dev will only Charge Large DLC Packs, Smaller ones will be Free

Witcher 3 Dev will only Charge Large DLC Packs, Smaller ones will be Free

In an interview with Kotaku on during E3 a couple of weeks ago, CD Projekt co-founder and CEO Marcin Iwiński took a moment to explain why he feels DLC shouldn’t be complicated and player-unfriendly.

Believing DLC shouldn’t be about an ongoing service towards a particular game, Iwiński explained how the developer will be handling DLC in regards to the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt .

When we make a game and ask people to pay money for it, we sign a long-term agreement with them, ” he said. ” We owe them. They paid us money, whether it was a full-price purchase or a bit later, we owe them support of our game. So people will get a lot of support with Witcher 3 , and we’re preparing some cool stuff.

Iwiński then continued on to say that CD project won’t charge for small add-ons, such as a new sword or some new costume options. However, when it comes to the larger add-ons, such as expansion packs, Iwiński explained that the developer would probably charge for those.

First and foremost, I think the word ‘DLC’ has been extremely devalued, ” he continued. ” Any additional content is called DLC, whether it’s one sword or some costume options or a full expansion pack. I really look at it differently. For me DLC is the smaller bits and pieces, and we will never charge for those things.

However, ” he added, “ if we do a big adventure—say, 15 or 20 hours long, a very high production value story extension to the game—then we will probably charge for that.

You can read Kotaku’s full interview with Marcin Iwiński via the source link below. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is slated to release in February, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. CD Projekt has also confirmed that neither platform the game launches on will receive exclusive additional content.

Furthermore, CD Projekt has also confirmed that it’ll target 1080p on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One .

[ Kotaku ]

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