Witcher 3 Expansions Amount to "Almost the Size of Witcher 2"

"It's possible that they will be bigger."


CD Projekt Red has provided some new details about the content and size of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming paid expansions. In a new interview, game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz reiterated that the two add-ons will together introduce around 30 hours of new content to the game. This equates to "almost the size" of 2011's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, the developer explained.

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"The expansion packs will be whole new storylines with all the elements you've got in the main story (like cutscenes, new characters, new items, new Gwent cards) and many, many more," he told GameReactor.

The first expansion, Hearts of Stone, will span about 10 hours of gameplay, while the second, called Blood and Wine, will offer around 20 hours of play, he said. But it's possible they could end up being even more substantial.

"It's possible that they will be bigger, because it's always like this (that when we plan some time or hours, it's twice or something like this), but I'm not promising anything right now," Tomaszkiewicz said. "And even now, if you sum up this 10 to 20 hours and you compare it to The Witcher 2, it's almost the size of The Witcher 2. And it will be cool; it will be new stories, it will be very emotional stories and I think that people will be happy."

Hearts of Stone launches this fall, while Blood and Wine will follow in 2016. You can buy them together for $25.

In other Witcher 3 news, although there won't be any new free DLC this week, CD Projekt Red has announced a major update coming soon to all platforms.

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