Video game developer CD Projekt Red officially announces that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s Blood and Wine DLC is to be the last expansion for the action-RPG.
When speaking to the press outlet Eurogamer, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz was asked if fans should expect any more content for CD Projekt Red’s action-RPG beyond the forthcoming Blood and Wine DLC, which prompted him to share that this month’s add-on is the last piece of post-launch content for the game. As a matter of fact, Tomaszkiewicz was extremely forthcoming as he said, “this is the last thing we deliver” as the studio then shifts its focus to Cyberpunk 2077.
That’s not to say that CD Projekt Red has washed its hands entirely of The Witcher 3. As a matter of fact, Tomaszkiewicz said the game will continue to receive patches and updates so as to keep the title running smoothly, with the director saying, “The first thing is that we try to fix as many bugs as we can for the second expansion and the main game, and we will release a patch before we release the expansion and maybe one later.”
Eurogamer went on to ask Tomaszkiewicz whether or not The Witcher 3‘s PC players will get additional modding support for the game, but the title’s director wasn’t sure if it was an option, as he said, “I don’t got such information to be honest. We want to support our community and I hope that we will do something.” In August of last year, CD Projekt Red introduced official mod tools for Witcher 3 in the form of a toolsuite called ModKit, but there were many players who groused about the feature lacking depth. Bearing this in mind, with Tomaszkiewicz espousing optimism on the issue, it could spur what fans really wanted from the start—that is, an updated version of the studio’s RedKit—into being implemented.
Of course, with Blood and Wine’s release date not being too far off, most fans are almost assuredly too busy anticipating the expansion to worry about the potential for mod tools. As a matter of fact, it’s safe to presume that a lot of players are still tackling the previous add-on, Hearts of Stone just so they can get caught up with everything The Witcher 3 has to offer thus far.
In any event, even though Blood and Wine is set to be the final installment of DLC for The Witcher 3, it would be strange for anyone to complain. After all, CD Projekt Red did a great job keeping the action-RPG stocked with content from the very beginning with the base game and with its release of 16 DLC sets for free after the title’s launch. Taking all of this into consideration, it’s arguable that given enough time, The Witcher 3 could easily go down as one of the best games ever made.
What do you think about Blood and Wine being the last bit of DLC for The Witcher 3? Would you have liked for CD Projekt Red to release more content, or do you believe it’s best for the studio to move on to different projects? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now and available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with its final expansion, Blood and Wine, set to release on May 31, 2016.