If you are a PC gamer who start gaming in the last five years or so, all you might have heard is something called DLCs or downloadable content. Expansion packs are a thing of a past and they used to be prominent, especially for PC games.
Developer CD Projekt Red is ready to bring expansion packs back with the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt which will change the way the gaming industry is. Instead of giving players a couple of maps, some costumes and maybe additional weapons, it is going to offer them actual gameplay content with real campaigns.
The game will get two different expansion packs and you have to pay for them. They seem to be really worth the money, which we assume could be $30 or so because the developers confirm there will be at least 30 hours of game play within it including the side quests and campaign.
Two Expansion Packs
Hearts of Stone is one of the expansion pack which is scheduled for an October launch while Blood and Wine is scheduled for a 2016 release.
In the first pack, players will explore the “No Man’s Land” where they will have to spend at least 10 hours to complete all the missions within. In the next pack, there will be 20 hours of game play which will easily match the amount of content offered by other full games, said the developer.
They also added that the expansion pass will also grant players access to many new weapons and interesting enemies to battle with.
In an earlier interview, CD Projekt RED said they disliked DLCs and announced that 16 different downloadable content will be offered to players for free when they purchase “The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt” for $60. The team also justifies that the expansion packs will be truly worth the investment made. The official pricing is yet to be announced.
Witcher 3 is launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 19 after being delayed several times in the past.