With its final DLC slated to release on May 31, CD Projekt RED has finally allowed us to see the Witcher 3: Blood and Wine file size, which comes in at a whopping 13 gigabytes of data.
The size of the DLC pack isn’t really that surprising, given what we’ll be getting with it. In Blood and Wine, Geralt of Rivia, the main character, will be traveling to the region of Toussaint, where he will have to find the sinister undercurrent to the supposed culture of knights and wine.
CD Projekt RED recently released a 20 minute gameplay video showing the DLC’s stunning environments, a few monster fights, and more, but they also released a development diary for the DLC along with the announcement of the Blood and Wine file size. The Dev diary talked about Geralt’s final mission, along with new features in the DLC and expanding on the pack’s central location.
Blood and Wine apparently also had twice the length of development time as The Witcher 3’s first DLC, Hearts of Stone. This is not just because of making the game world and the main story, but also the staggering amount of side content that’s part of the DLC.
The Witcher 3 has a number of side stories that can be told through its numerous quests, where one quest might tie into another in some way, even if it isn’t vital to the quest storyline.
With Blood and Wine done, CD Projekt RED can now focus fully on its next game, Cyberpunk 2077, though some of its staff have said that they would have continued working on The Witcher 3 if Cyberpunk wasn’t waiting.
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine will be the final DLC to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and will be the last entry into the video game canon of the Witcher series. Blood and Wine releases May 31.