CD Projekt has always gone out of their way to give the finger to contemporary industry standards insofar as game content is concerned. They’ve continued to support their games way after initial releases by providing updates that expand the experience rather than just fix bugs. Both The Witcher and The Witcher 2 got “Enhanced Editions” that fundamentally altered both experiences for the better. All of this new content was provided for free.

When it comes to traditional DLC, CD Projekt has always been against the notion of charging customers extra money for bits and pieces of content. With The Witcher 3, CD Projekt will offer DLC for the first time, but in keeping with their tradition of bucking the norm, it’ll all be free.

Marcin Iwiński, studio co-founder and joint CEO, cut straight to the chase in an open letter published on the company’s website: “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.”

The DLC content will vary and will be released on a weekly basis starting from the game’s late February 2015 release date. The first two pieces will be a Temerian Armour Set (which CD Projekt teases will include horse armour – a jibe at Bethesda’s now infamous horse armour DLC from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion) and a Beard and Hairstyle set for Geralt.

Later additions will include alternate costumes for Yennefer, and a new side quest contract to locate some missing miners.

You can read Iwiński’s full letter in the link below.

Source: CD Projekt

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