While originally planned for the first quarter of 2016, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s second paid expansion, Blood and Wine, seems to have been slightly ‘delayed’.
Accompanying a press release that was released with the launch of the first expansion, Hearts of Stone, it was revealed that the DLC will now be available in the first half of 2016 which essentially is the first and second quarter of the year.
The Blood and Wine product page on The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red’s own GOG.com still shows a release window of Q1 2016 for Blood and Wine.
A CD Projekt Red representative told GameSpot, “We’ll be communicating more about the exact launch date of Blood and Wine at a later point in time. Stay tuned.”
Since the second expansion is supposed to be even bigger than the first, containing around 20 hours of gameplay, it shouldn’t really be a surprise that CDPR might choose to delay it a bit in order to polish things further.
The expansion takes place in the new region of Toussaint and will “take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.”
No further details about Blood and Wine have been announced. The first expansion, Hearts of Stone is now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC and was met with stellar reviews.