We love you CD Projekt!
I can't wait for the Witcher 3. It's actually keeping me up at night. And no matter how I end up getting the game, whether I pre-order or pick it up weeks after release, I'm going to be eligible for the sixteen pieces of free DLC that CD Projekt will be dishing out to everyone who buys a copy of the game.
It's sort of sad that such basic generosity and goodwill requires a press release and a news post, but frankly it's worth shouting from the rooftops in this world of Season Pass pre-orders, day one paid DLC, and other anti-consumer bullshit.
Here's the official blurb:
On February 25th, CD Project RED will release the first bundle of DLCs (2 of the planned 16) -- the Temerian Armor Set (horse armor included) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, the game’s protagonist. After this date, a DLC bundle consisting of two DLCs will be published every week, entirely for free. Gamers are entitled to the free DLC regardless of obtaining the game via pre-order or after launch. Instructions on how to obtain DLCs on specific platforms will be provided at a later date.
I mean, free DLC doesn't necessarily mean it'll all be must-have material, but CD Projekt don't muck about when it comes to trying to do right by their customers. If only other publishers we could think of would follow their example.
CDP RED's CEO, Marcin Iwinski also answered a few further questions in an open letter FAQ of sorts.Check it out after the jump >>
The Witcher 2 is back down to £2.99 on Steam, which is the cheapest you'll find this momentous RPG anywhere. The first game is available for £1.39 as well, so now's the perfect time to catch up ahead of the long-awaited sequel in February.
Thanks ferreirm @ HotUkDeals!
The Witcher 2 is back down under £3 on Steam, and you can pick up the first game for £1.39 as well. One of the finest RPG series to emerge in recent years, if you haven't played them yet, I can assure you that they're probably better than most of the games in your Steam summer backlog.
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We love you CD Projekt. We really do. And it's not just about the Witcher series, which is utterly fantastic, but also that DRM-free slice of digital distribution awesomeness called GOG.com.
When both come together in a money-saving initiative of wondrous brilliance, it's hard not to swoon.
GOG have launched a new discount series, kicking off with a bunch of my personal favourite games, including Heroes of Might and Magic 2 and 3, and both Witcher titles. Seriously, The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition for just over £2? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!
You can nab them here for up to 80% off, and while you're there, be sure to vote on what you'd like to see discounted in tomorrow's deal.
When it comes to anticipated next-gen games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt tops many an RPG enthusiast's wishlist. Promising both exquisite storytelling, an open world to explore and serious graphical grunt, CD Projekt's upcoming sequel has us slavering like madmen.
However, we'll now have to wait until next year to play it, since CD Projekt has now delayed The Witcher 3 to thoroughly polish and playtest their baby. They apologised to both fans and shareholders in an open letter, but won't be budged on their mission to deliver a quality product by stockholder pressure.Click here to read more...
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The world is in chaos. The Empire of Nilfgaard ravages the kingdoms to the North and, worse still, there's talk of the Wild Hunt -- a ghostly, ghastly, spectral, deadly force of myth and legend -- being seen, though few have lived to tell of its sighting. The trail goes colder by the day and a grizzled Geralt has little time to tarry or delay. The renowned monster hunter leads are slipping away and the hunt for the Hunt is becoming more and more difficult.
He comes across a cluster of armed men preparing to string up a frail, seemingly innocent woman. His companion urges that they push on. Geralt has other ideas. The men die quickly; the woman is set free. Geralt's response to his questioning companion is simple: "I'm killing monsters," he growls.
Choice and consequence, the uneasy balance balance between morality and necessity, these are the foundations upon which CD Projekt RED's outstanding RPG series -- The Witcher -- has been built. That means choice in combat, choice in exploration, and choice when it comes to dealing with problems, interacting with characters, and often deciding the fates of those you meet, shaping the world around you with your decisions. CD Projekt understand the unique potential of this medium far better than some.
It is for this reason that I was almost shivering with excitement as I sat down to receive 40-minute presentation on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Three-quarters of an hour later, I had dubbed it my game of the show in spite of it being one of the first things I actually saw at Gamescom. In the end, it was only beaten by Titanfall, and that's only because I couldn't get hands-on in this case.Click here to read more...
We love CD Projekt, have we mentioned that before? We love them for their approach to pricing models and battling DRM, for selling us nostalgic offerings that work on modern PCs and for supporting indie development. But we also love them for the games that they make.
CD Projekt RED's Witcher series has given us two exemplary games -- experiences that understand the unique opportunities that our interactive medium can afford, that thrive on player agency, on choices and consequences on binding the player to the narrative experience by delivering a cracking story and allowing players to influence it.
As such, we've been awfully excited to learn more about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so I took some time at Gamescom this year to have a chat with the game's producer Marek Ziemak, to find out how CDPR are really pushing themselves to top the game's critically-acclaimed predecessor with a vast open world, and a greater focus on choice and consequence than ever before.Click here to read more...
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to offer us a morally ambiguous open world to explore, and any number of tough decisions to make along the way.
However, on a more shallow and superficial level, it also looks utterly gorgeous - as you can plainly see in these new screenshots direct from Cologne. Matt got some contact time with the next-gen RPG today, and apparently it may already be his game of the show. It's out next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.Click here to read more...
These screenshots might look a little familiar, but that's because a few of them appear to be shots of similar scenes to those witnessed before E3, just from different camera angle. But we're not going to pass up the opportunity to ogle a few fresh screens of CD Projekt RED's upcoming opus, and it does rather look extraordinarily pretty.Click here to read more...
So a company comes along that eschews all of this anti-consumer, DRM rubbish; they set about making quality games at fair price points, giving away upgrades and editing tools for free; they provide an online portal that bottles previously inaccessible nostalgia and then sells it on client-free...
AND THEY'RE EXPANDING!
We love CD Projekt (have we mentioned that?), and following up on yesterday's news that they'd be opening a new studio in Krakow, some more details have emerged.Click here to read more...
CD Projekt are awesome. You and I both knnow this. They make awesome games such as The Witcher, they run an awesome, DRM-free online, retro-resurrection shop called GOG, and they're renowned for being awesome to their communities and their consumers.
And now they're opening an awesome new studio.Click here to read more...
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CD Projekt are awesome.
And they just got a little bit more awesome, too.
The REDkit development toolset has now been fully unveiled and officially released into open beta, and is now freely available to download and get stuck into after last week's little minor hiccup.Click here to read more...
"The REDkit is here!" said the post. Only it was an accident that the public weren't supposed to see yet.
CD Projekt RED accidentally released their own development kit for The Witcher 2 slightly early. But instead of shutting it down and panicking, they're just letting anyone who grabbed it in the brief window the link was up to keep using the tools should they wish, and they've asked for patience from the rest of the community while they finish off tweaking a few things ahead of a proper release.Click here to read more...
CD Projekt RED have been listening to their fanbase. With a number of Geraltfollowers a little unhappy with the more arcadey feel to combat in The Witcher 2, the developers are changing things up for the third game to present the player with more control on the battlefield.Click here to read more...
A mighty fine daily deal from Gamersgate here, which sees CD Projekt RED’s RPG sequel fall to one of the lowest prices we’ve seen. The saving of almost £7 over the next best offer makes it a very tempting proposition.
In addition to the main game, you also get digital versions of the quest handbook to help you on your way, a world map to ensure you don’t get lost, and a copy of the soundtrack for your listening pleasure. Considering the original release was received to a grand reception, and the latest improvements have only made things better, this is certainly one game you need in your RPG collection.
Although we got a whole bunch of details earlier today thanks to the Game Informer subscribers, we now have official confirmation from the developers themselves that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is definitely a thing. We have the brief announcement trailer for you, and a few words from CD Projekt, after the jump.Click here to read more...
We’re still expecting some sort of official reveal to take place today, but the cat has managed to jump out of the bag a little early. Once again it’s thanks to Game Informer subscribers posting on NeoGAF that we’ve managed to learn what we can expect to see in Geralt’s third outing. So if you’re sitting comfortably, let’s run down what we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.Click here to read more...