CD Projekt Red has a massive hit on their hands in the form of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The excellent open world RPG released a couple of months ago, and it remains one of the most popular games of the year, thanks to the continued support of the game from the hugely talented team at CD Projekt Red.
CD Projekt Red has been described as the gamer’s studio, as they strive to meet the expectations of their community more than pretty much any other game development studio there is. This commitment to their fans is evident by CD Projekt Red’s near-unparalleled post-launch support for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which includes 16 free pieces of DLC, the last of which is set to release very soon.
As announced on the official Witcher Facebook page, CD Projekt Red has revealed that the final free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the addition of a much-requested feature by fans: New Game Plus. This will allow players to relive Geralt’s adventure while presumably retaining the weapons and XP that they earned the first time through, though concrete details as to how CD Projekt Red will be handling New Game Plus in The Witcher 3 have yet to be confirmed.
Usually CD Projekt Red releases at least one free piece of DLC every week, but the New Game Plus functionality is going to take a little bit longer to prepare than the other DLC, so don’t expect its release just yet. However, one could safely assume that it will be sooner rather than later that New Game Plus is implemented into The Witcher 3.
Past free DLC for The Witcher 3 has included new Gwent cards, new quests, new items, and more. It’s great that CD Projekt Red has stuck to their promise and have delivered genuinely compelling free DLC content for Witcher 3 in the months after its initial launch. And they haven’t stopped there, as the post-launch support for Witcher 3 has also included the typical fixes and patches, including ones that have addressed an XP bug and small text issues.
This is even more impressive when one considers the sheer scope of The Witcher 3, a game that boasts a script longer than four novels. With 16 pieces of free DLC, plenty of fixes as a part of patches and updates, and a core game that is absolutely gigantic, no one would fault CD Projekt red for stepping away from The Witcher 3 to move on to their next project, but they’re not done yet, as at least two expansions as large as The Witcher 2 are in the works as well.
The extensive post-launch campaign for The Witcher 3 has been impressive to say the least, and this hard work has played off in spades for CD Projekt Red. The Witcher 3 has become a financial success and has launched the series to new heights, as the game was the best-selling game of May 2015, and continues to sell very well. Hopefully other developers follow CD Projekt Red’s lead with the way that they approach DLC in the future.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.