The Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions will add in new items, areas, and missions to the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
As if The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt didn’t sound like a huge game already, developers CD Projekt RED have announced that two expansions will be released for the third instalment to The Witcher series. The expansions will add in over 30 hours of gameplay content.
The first instalment of the game-expanding content is called ‘Hearts of Stone’, and will contain over 10 hours of new adventuring as protagonist Geralt heads to No Man’s Land to complete a contract for the ‘Man of Glass’.
The second expansion is called ‘Blood and Wine’, and contains over 20 hours of new gameplay in a new in-game area called ‘Toussaint’.
Both expansion will also add in plenty of new gear and enemies, and include characters ‘both new and dearly missed’. Hearts of Stone is due to be available this October, while Blood and Wine is scheduled to be ready in the first quarter of 2016. Both will be available across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
“With the development of Wild Hunt coming to an end, the team has embarked upon the creation of two new really big adventures set in The Witcher universe,” says Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt RED co-founder. “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there.
“While we’re offering the Expansion Pass now, we want to make one thing clear: don’t buy it if you have any doubts. Wait for reviews or play The Witcher and see if you like it first. As always, it’s your call”
If paid DLC isn’t your thing, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due to receive 16 free DLC packs, so they should keep you going.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches next month, on 19th May, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.