Witcher 3 Dev Responds to Fans Upset About Xbox One-Exclusive Physical Items

CD Projekt Red co-founder explains why the Xbox One Collector's Edition is getting exclusive cards and a cloth map.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has responded to fans who are upset that the Xbox One Collector's Edition of the game is getting exclusive physical items.

All Collector's Editions of the game include an artbook, a figure of the game's hero Geralt fighting a Griffin, stickers, game map, soundtrack, steelbook, medallion, and a collector's box. A cloth map and two decks of Gwent cards, which you can play like The Witcher 3's in-game competitive card game, are exclusive specifically to the the Xbox One Collector's Edition.

"Why are we doing this? We need the support of partners to make our game visible worldwide," CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwiński said in a statement to Eurogamer. "This should hopefully translate to better sales, which will in consequence allow us to do what we have been doing for the last 10 years, i.e. reinvest this money to make more great RPGs, while still sticking to our values."

Iwiński said that CD Projekt Red will keep its promise not to have any platform or retailer-exclusive DLC, and that the company always tries to "bend over backwards" to give customers the best, DRM-free editions of its games regardless of platform.

"If you still consider that adding two decks of Gwent cards and a map of the in-game world to the Xbox One CE equals us betraying our values and not fulfilling our promises, well, it does make us sad, but the final call is always yours to make," he said. "Still, I do hope that what we offer is unique and we can ask you to give us the benefit of the doubt. We have more great things to announce for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the coming months and I promise you won't be disappointed (yes, yes, there are no more exclusives coming)."

The Witcher 3 launches on February 24 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more on the game, check out this six minute gameplay video from Gamescom and our latest preview.

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Monsterkillah

Not fair for pc and ps gamers especially for pc

Since this game is born and huge on pc

Cdprojectred has betrayed their fans

if u want to create multiplat games treat your fans as equal

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k9kal85

<< LINK REMOVED >> Another person who thinks they are entitled to something. These companies don't owe you ANYTHING. I'm so sick of people like you.

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Monsterkillah

They owe me money

Im Withcer fans and this is injustice

Cdprojectred didnt treat their fans as equal

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NothingForMoney

<< LINK REMOVED >> They will pay you the money they owe from you after the game is released. Just be patient

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Monsterkillah

I dont take dollars..just orens..

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NothingForMoney

<< LINK REMOVED >> Let's bang!

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k9kal85

<< LINK REMOVED >> They don't owe you a damn thing, something you will never understand. They are a business first, you come second. They will do what is best for their interests. Be happy they are giving us a great game.

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Monsterkillah

No im Geralt brother..Monsterkillah of Rivia

I own this shet

I join the wild hunt too

Im monster killer

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> FOR THE LOVE OF GOD YOU HAVE THE SAME GAME


U WANT UR STATUES AND CARDS GO BUY THEM THEY DONT HAVE TO GIVE ANYTHING TO YOU BESIDES THE ACTAUL GAME

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Monsterkillah

Im boycoting this game and buy it cheap when price drops

This is not fair..injustice..im even an xbox gamers but this is no right

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> *sets phaser to vaporize*

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Monsterkillah

Im still here your phaser isnt working cdprojectboy

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vadagar1

mean while Destiny is already selling DLC : /

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soccerpzn

<< LINK REMOVED >> what does that have to do with anything?

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> CARDS AND BOOKS ARE NOT DLC

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soccerpzn

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> what are you even trying to say? your first comment has absolutely nothing to do with this article.


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Techtroll

No biggie!

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YD_11

Bunch of whiny crybabies out there apparently.

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k9kal85

<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude, its the new generation of gamers. They think they are entitled to everything and if they don't get something they have a fit. It just not gamers either its everyone these days. Era of Entitlement has begun.

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> +

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vadagar1

for all the B!tchs b!tching about stuff that is not even in the game


shame on you


I hope to god the people in CD pro don't read your filthy whiner comments

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Deadlysyns87

<< LINK REMOVED >> If any other company did this they would be hated. Guess your a CDpro fanboy.

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm CD pro little b!tch ...

as long as they keep the filthy EA/activision crap out of their games

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zyxahn

You gotta be kidding me. Bitching about stuff that isn't actually the game itself. Hey we don't care that you guys make amazing games for which if they didn't exist neither would the collectable stuff. < shrugs >

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Saidrex

That's how it starts - first deck of cards and map, next exclusive DLC's, then timed exclusive. Sorry to say, but CDPR has gone to sh*t.

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Fenriswolf

<< LINK REMOVED >> Like how Sony does with Assassin's Creed/Batman Arkham/Destiny/Diablo with actual in game content? God forbid Xbox getting something nice for once.

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zeca04

<< LINK REMOVED >> Aren't you too quick to judge? Sorry to say, but your opinion is sh*t for now. Save it for when cdpr ACTUALLY gives more stuff ingame for different platafforms

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NothingForMoney

<< LINK REMOVED >> See? My prophecy is true. CDProjeckt will be the satan of gaming and EA will finally found god and start righting their mistakes

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> love ur fictional writing :D

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NothingForMoney

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> awwwwwwwww my cheeks are red

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> lol dont go ape-sh!t crazy now


CD always said they dont like that crap

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Saidrex

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> and yet now - we see otherwise. They play favorites with Xbox.

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> ur getting the same game

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Saidrex

<< LINK REMOVED >> for now. Few months later announcement - Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox exclusive because MS paid sh*tload of money.

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Morphine_OD

lolwtf, this game doesn't need any additional promotion from MS, sounds like either they just got bought

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NothingForMoney

At least it's not some pre-order stuffs or console exclusive horses

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Scorch_22

It's just a map and two decks of cards. Nobody should be getting angry over this. CD Pojekt is giving so many more things in the Collector's Edition, including what will be a very great game. Give them a break

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> CD pro. are so classy they are even worrying about what fans might think


you just cant buy this kind of awesome

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Scorch_22

<< LINK REMOVED >> Very true indeed!

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brett_reynolds

physical items are pretty pointless/lame. I don't care how much I like a game, I don't need to own some pointless crap that makes me look like a tool

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Saidrex

<< LINK REMOVED >> crap? And you call yourself a gamer? Get out of here filthy casual, go play mobile games.

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brett_reynolds

flame on nerds

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> cast ice bolt :P

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NothingForMoney

<< LINK REMOVED >> buurrrrrrn

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vadagar1

I'm sorry some of the "fans" should get off their high horse and st-fu


these guys have been PAMPERING the gamers with stuff other developers would LOL at


no DRM
amazing quality of games

some times FREE game make overs


while developers like EA and acti-fail put everything behind micro wall


they need MONEY to stay in business and if some random console player gets some extra statue or WHATEVER so be it


don't worry CD u don't have to justify anything to anyone


the only thing I will judge u by is the quality of your game, how u make extra money is ur RIGHT


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Morphine_OD

<< LINK REMOVED >> except they are either being dishonest about it, or plain stupid. The reason states MS promotion as the cause, not a lump sum.