CD Projekt RED Wants All Witcher 3 DLC to be Free

The developers of The Witcher 3 state that they have no intention of charging for DLC, which they plan to release for free on every platform the game is released on—provided that the platform holders allow them to do so.

Speaking to Rock Paper Shotgun, CD Projekt RED boss Marcin Iwinski stated that the developers intend for all of the game’s core updates and basic DLC to be provided free-of-charge, and for the same experience to be shared across all platforms. Unfortunately, the team has no control over how platform holders like Sony and Microsoft will handle DLC and content updates.

“It’s too early to talk specifics, but definitely all the DLCs and updates will be free,” he said. “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.”

That being said, CD Projekt still intends to charge for significant add-ons and expansions for The Witcher 3.

“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 stated.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is slated for a 2014 release on the PC and next-gen consoles.

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4 Comments on CD Projekt RED Wants All Witcher 3 DLC to be Free

R.J.

On June 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Given how much free content there was for TW2, I look forward to seeing what they do here. Other companies charge increasingly higher prices for DLC, but CDPR just gives it away like you already paid for it when you bought the game. Given the substantial upgrade that came about for free with the Enhanced Edition, anything they considered a paid expansion would probably be pretty substantial.

Kevin

On June 17, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I’ve had a steady diet of it the past two years, but CD Projekt Pron never gets old

psycros

On June 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

I remember when most companies had this attitude. Good times.

LTenhet

On June 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm

@psycros
I don’t quite remember that attitude, I remember though when there was no DLC and everything would come in the form of an Expansion pack, which would be $19.99 but basically be a new game (though on the same engine of course), instead of 3 bucks for horse armor.