Pretty much every game released these days comes with DLC. Usually, this DLC is reserved for those who pre-order games or for those who shell out the cash to buy it. It’s a trend that CD PROJEKT RED aren’t too fond of. The company announced today that their upcoming game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will have 16 pieces of DLC “for everyone,” when the game is released.
In an open letter to their fans, Marcin Iwiński, co-founder and Joint CEO of CD PROJEKT RED had this to say:
“We love games. We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience. Every time we reach out for a new release, we expect to be taken care of. We expect support if we encounter any problems, we love updates constantly improving the experience, and we feel really special when we receive free content that gives us more than we initially paid for. It doesn’t have to be huge, it can be an awesome skin for a character, or an extra sword, or armor.
Unfortunately this treatment is quite rare these days. As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached. Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?
As CD PROJEKT RED, we strongly believe this is not the way it should work and, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we have decided to do it differently. Cutting to the chase, everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform. You don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them — if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.”
Kudos to CD PROJEKT RED for thinking about their fans first.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will be released on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 24, 2015.
Source: CD PROJEKT RED website