The Witcher series is a perfect example of what can be accomplished when you turn a book into a game. CD Projekt has proven itself to be the master of the art, giving gamers the world over two epic adventures so far based on the fiction of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. I hate to admit that I’ve still not even played the second, but am nearly through the first. Based on Jamie’s in-depth look at the sequel upon its release, it’s safe to say that CD Projekt knows what it’s doing.
And now, we have The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, touted as being the biggest game in the series yet – and based on the trailers, we have little trouble believing that. It looks like a Skyrim meets The Witcher, and for most fans, nothing could be more appealing. But there is one little thing that gamers will also be able to get excited for: free DLC. You don’t hear about that too often, do you?
Unfortunately, free DLC is only guaranteed to PC gamers, as Microsoft and Sony, quite obviously, hate “free” anything. As such, even if a developer wants to give content away for free, it’ll still need to charge whatever either of these two companies charge it for the privilege. It’s a little sick when you think about it – CD Projekt will put all the effort into this DLC, and Microsoft and Sony will be the only ones earning $$$ off it. That said, with CDP catering to gamers so much, this kind of move is still likely to convert into extra sales.
With this, and everything else I’ve seen from CDP and its GOG sister company, I can safely say I’ve turned into a fanboi over the past couple of years. If only the company would add Linux to its focus…