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CD Projekt Red 'Doesn't Believe In' Flogging Extra Content

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Jonathan Lester
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CD Projekt RED, DLC, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt Red 'Doesn't Believe In' Flogging Extra Content

"Only Something Really Big Justifies A Price Tag"

Just in case you've forgotten, The Witcher developers CD Projekt Red are utter legends. Having scorned the idea of DRM, laughed at pointless multiplayer, defended used games and released enormous sweeping updates for absolutely no money whatsoever, they're once again reiterating their no tolerance policy for piecemeal DLC.

Speaking to Examiner, The Witcher 3 game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz explained that the idea of flogging bitty content packs and updates is tempting, but they should be free.

"We could sell extra content to gamers down the road, but we don't believe in that," he replied. "We believe patches, fixes and additional content should be provided to gamers free of charge. Only something really big, and something that will not make you feel ripped off, justifies a price tag."

Though Tomaszkiewicz didn't totally rule out the idea of paid expansion packs, he stated that it would have to earn its price tag. "If we ever decide to charge you for something," he continued, "we think you will appreciate what you get in return." Whether The Witcher 3 goes down that route remains to be seen.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Quietus  Jul. 30, 2013 at 11:19

I completely agree. I remember the days of PC addon packs being available through retail, but they always added a whole new campaign or set of missions. Nowadays most games' DLC barely qualifies for the 'C' - content. I don't dislike the idea of paying, but I want to feel that I get my money's worth.

Late  Jul. 30, 2013 at 11:52

Fair play to them, but premium dlc is an irresistible cash cow. They can't hold out forever.

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Realhoneyman  Jul. 31, 2013 at 00:59

Fair play to them, but premium dlc is an irresistible cash cow. They can't hold out forever.

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Is that Emperor a shop of Balmer? If so that's quality.

Yes its lamentable that DLC will not go anywhere soon as long as the industry can make money and profit from it. However, when you get offerings like the upcoming Bioshock Infinite: Buried at Sea DLC coming out, its not all terrible and money grabbing only.

Probably...

googleberry  Jul. 31, 2013 at 08:35

Actually a very good advert for any future DLC CD Projekt ever decides to make. The message is "Our paid DLC will always be substantial and will be worth your money (unlike what other companies churn out). If it's not, we will give it to you for free (as we always have)"

Last edited by googleberry, Jul. 31, 2013 at 08:36
JonLester  Jul. 31, 2013 at 09:34

@googleberry: Agreed - make no bones about it, CD Projekt are in this game to get our money same as anyone else. But the way they go about it is totally different, in that they simply treat their customers like... well... valued customers.

In return, we respect them and feel great about buying their games. It's so simple, and so obvious, yet it's amazing that so few companies realise that treating us with a little respect means that we pay it back double.

Last edited by JonLester, Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:51
Late  Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:28

Is that Emperor a shop of Balmer? If so that's quality.

lol - I so wish it was!

Nah, just a stock Palpatine image.

Realhoneyman  Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:40

Just for jokes but; The Emperor's New Clothes:

http://www.andrewgrinaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Is-Steve-Ballmer-Paving-Way-to-Quit-Microsoft.jpg

CD Projeckt's attitude towards fans is the right one and I will certainly be keeping close attention on The Witcher 3 when it released next year.

Keep up the good work CD Projeckt!

Late  Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:19

1337 'shop skillz

http://s9.postimg.org/o5yzkrhsf/ballmerpalpatine.png

DivideByZero  Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:28

Hahaha!

Realhoneyman  Aug. 1, 2013 at 22:02

1337 'shop skillz

http://s9.postimg.org/o5yzkrhsf/ballmerpalpatine.png


Several degrees of awesome. Any chance he's auditioning for Episode VII? (_;)

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