In an interview with IGN, CD Projekt’s co-founder and joint CEO Marcin Iwiński has confirmed that the developer will release 16 free The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt downloadable content packs post core title release to take a stand against the “steeply priced” paid DLC way of things.

“Because people just paid full price for our game,” responded Iwiński when asked about the reason behind the decision to release 16 pieces of content for free. “We owe them.”

“Yeah, we are making a statement. We, as gamers, would like to be treated this way, ‘Hey, give me free DLC.’ It doesn’t have to be something huge. And I’m saying we aren’t giving out huge stuff, we aren’t giving tens of hours of storyline here, we are giving small bits of pieces that don’t cost a lot. And I think people would feel better about our game, and, so, they will enjoy the adventure even more.”

It was revealed back in November that The Witcher 3 would receive 16 DLC packs free of charge across all platforms without having to pre-order or purchase the special edition.

It is a very interesting concept to consider. In my opinion, DLC involving extra story content and whatnot is basically developers working for free. But such smaller DLC such as costume packs or extra modes would be considerably annoying to have to purchase after you just bought the game.

Write below and tell us what you think of paid vs. free DLC.


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