Witcher 3 won't have platform-exclusive content
CD Projekt Red cofounder says, "We are treating all gamers equally."
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Upcoming role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not feature any platform-exclusive content because that runs contrary to developer CD Projekt Red's values, cofounder Marcin Iwinski said in a new interview.
"We'll not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms, nor will we artificially delay release of the game on any of the platforms because somebody's paying us money for that. It's definitely against our values," Iwinski told Eurogamer. "We are not doing that."
Iwinski's comments came in response to a question about The Witcher 3's showing at E3 2014 next month. He says that "hopefully" The Witcher 3 will appear at the show, prompting Eurogamer to wonder if CD Projekt Red was close to announcing some sort of exclusivity deal with Microsoft or Sony. But it doesn't sound like that's going to be the case
"We are treating all gamers equally," Iwinski said. "What we are doing in terms of marketing cooperation, you'll see that at E3."
This is an uncommon stance for a major multiplatform game, as such games often dole out exclusive content, or at least timed-exclusive content, for competing platforms. For instance, Watch Dogs and Destiny are getting exclusive content on PlayStation platforms, while Call of Duty expansions come first to Microsoft systems thanks to an exclusive arrangement between Microsoft and Activision.
Finally, Iwinski teased that CD Projekt Red has more to share regarding The Witcher 3's online functionality in the time ahead. "We will be talking about it when the time comes," he said. "It's too early right now."