The Witcher 3 DLC generosity Vs Activision, EA

If you needed another reason why The Witcher 3 is going to be one of the best games to own in 2015, developers CD Projekt Red have just given it to you. The famed team who already had a glowing reputation is now announcing that they are giving away free The Witcher 3 DLC in order to say thank you to the gamers.

It is not often we see this kind of generosity in a gaming industry where publishers cannot wait to get their Season Passes out so that they can bump up game purchases to $100 a time.

It’s a lot of money in reality though and CD Project Red understands this. In an open letter, Marcin IwiÅ„ski, co-founder and Joint CEO of CD Projekt Red has spoken about how he sees it from a gamer perspective.


When specifically talking about add-on content and Season Passes that we see with almost every big game release, he simply had this to say:

“Haven’t we just paid a lot of CASH for a brand new game?”

That speaks volume by itself and as a result they are giving away 16 pieces of DLC for The Witcher 3 at no extra cost. There’s no hidden catch with this and you DON’T have to pre-order the game beforehand to receive it.

You don’t even have to buy a special edition of The Witcher 3 to get the content, simply own a copy by any means and they are yours. The Witcher 3 free DLC release date will commence from February 25th, when CD Projekt Red will offer Temerian Armor Set with horse armor and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt.

After that date, free DLC will continue to arrive every week in a package containing two pieces of DLC. We’re a bit lost for words on this act of generosity from CD Projekt Red in all honesty.

Can you remember the last time when a game developer acted like this? For example, Imagine EA giving away 20 Gold packs for Ultimate Team away without any catch and Activision giving away 4 map packs for COD Advanced Warfare for free – it just wouldn’t happen.

Give us your reaction to this move from CD Projekt Red – is this the kind of gaming industry you once loved to be a part of? Make sure you pre-order The Witcher 3 here if you want to show your support.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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