Next Witcher 3 Expansion is "Better Than the Main Game," Dev Says

Blood and Wine is set to be Geralt's last adventure.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won many awards last year, including GameSpot's own Game of the Year, but CD Projekt Red believes its upcoming expansion will be "better than the main game."

In an interview with Eurogamer Italy, senior writer Jakub Szamalek talked about the game's upcoming expansion Blood and Wine (via OnlySP). The expansion is set to conclude Geralt's story, as it will be his last adventure as the main character. Szamalek says that the experience and feedback received since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released last year has helped the team at CD Projekt Red achieve something even better than the main game.

Szamalek points out the Wild Hunt's lack of a charismatic enemy, saying they've made a unique and memorable opponent for Blood and Wine. He also mentions that they've created a complex story that they believe players will appreciate.

Once Blood and Wine is released, Szamalek says it'll be time for him to focus all of his energy on Cyberpunk 2077.

We've contacted CD Projekt Red for confirmation on this news and will update this story as more information is made available.

Blood and Wine's description on the game's Steam page is as follows:

"Blood and Wine, a 20-hour tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret."

The upcoming Witcher 3 expansion is set for a release in the first half of 2016. The first expansion, Hearts of Stone, released last year and received a score of 9 in GameSpot's review.

It was recently announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is nominated for eight D.I.C.E. awards. The open-world RPG is also up for a Writers Guild of America award.

The latest major update for The Witcher 3 was released this past week, fixing a number of bugs and improving the "general game performance."

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