Released in early 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt proved to be one of the most successful and critically acclaimed titles of the year. CD Projekt RED not only won the hearts of critics, but fans fell in love with the game instantly.
The great thing about CD RED is that they never tried to rip-us-off with post release content, or by removing content that should already have been a part of the game. In fact, they added so much in The Witcher 3, that it took over 200 hours to do everything (take notes EA). Not only that, but CD RED gave us 16 pieces of free DLC and when finally they decided to charge us for an expansion pack, not a single soul I know had any doubts about the worth of The Witcher 3’s extra content.
Hearts of Stone expansion was worth every dime, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it was worth even more. Of course, same is going to be the case with Blood and Wine, that is said to be adding 30 hours of gameplay.
According to a recent statement by the developer, their plans for The Witcher 3 don’t end with Blood and Wine, 2016 is dedicated to the Wild Hunt. CEO, Adam Kicinski said:
This and the next year will be devoted to The Witcher. Apart from the second expansion we have some additional ideas. They should help us animate sales in 2016. The game is selling so well, that we are convinced there are still many people who will buy it if we promote it further.
Speaking about life after Witcher.
Life after The Witcher exists. We’ve been working on Cyberpunk 2077 for a long time. It’s a completely different reality, set in the future, with corporations and morally grey world. Just to be clear: We already have the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 planned, but we won’t announce it until we are ready to start the marketing campaign. At the moment we’re concentrating on The Witcher and don’t want to distract users from that product, which we are still monetising.
This means exciting stuff is planned by CD Projekt RED and we can expect some great content throughout this console generation.