"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.