Pre-order bonuses for video games are often sold separately to those who buy the game after its launch, which forces players to pre-order game exclusive access. However, that is not the case with the upcoming Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales.
CD PROJEKT’s co-founder, Marcin Iwinski has established how the game will work. Developers have laid out their stance on preorder exclusive items by stating:
We don’t want to lure you in with ‘exclusive item’ bullshit. For us, pre-orders are all about the anticipation and excitement, and — most importantly — showing support for the studios and games you love. So, if what you see and read in the previews appeals to you, we welcome your pre-order with open arms. However, if you need more time and would rather wait for reviews, do take your time and buy post-launch — you won’t miss out on any of the goodies.”
Furthermore, Iwinski explained the whole idea of Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales by saying:
Thronebreaker is a proper Witcher tale, with more than 30 hours of story, over 75 side quests, and — at the same time — a game that lets you lead an army into previously unexplored places in the Witcher universe. And all of this is powered by story-driven battles based on the card battle mechanics of GWENT.
Below are the digital items that would be open to every player of Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales:
- Official Thronebreaker Soundtrack
- Digital version of GWENT: Art of The Witcher Card Game artbook from Dark Horse
- Concept art, including the map of Lyria
- The Witcher graphic novel “Fox Children” by Dark Horse
- 2 in-game GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Player Titles
- 2 in-game GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Player Avatars
- 5 premium kegs for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
This goes on to show that the developers do not wish to cash in the opportunity with the Witcher 3 spinoff game.
Source: Culture Jam