Game creator, CD Projekt Red, has just announced that The Witcher 3’s sixteenth and last free DLC will be coming up in the near future. It is the final free update out of the sixteen promised previous to the game’s release, and the developers have kept to their word, which is quite unusual to game makers. Hats tipped off to them.
The upcoming DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be featuring a few fixes and will reportedly have a new set of neat finishing animation for fighting scenes surrounding the franchise’s protagonist, Geralt of Rivia. It will not change gameplaying, but it will add that spark of complex detail that has brought the series to such great popularity.
However, while Geralt will be getting some fancy new moves, the game will be receiving the most important note of the upcoming update. The New Game Plus (NG+) mode will become available to all those who hadn’t been able to help themselves from already finishing the game, enchanted by excellent graphics and intriguing storyline.
The game does not have to be over until the next expansion. The New Game Plus mode will allow players to continue the game as if from the beginning, but with the addition of keeping their items, experience and gear. It will likely bring a harder difficulty, so gamers will be able to focus on honing their skills further and preparing themselves for the next step of the Wild Hunt.
The game has already seen great success, with 4 million copies sold within its first few weeks of release and it’s now still topping charts in 109 different countries. Whether it’s on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, very few have resisted the charms of the third installment of The Witcher series.
And the game creators have more content incoming. The world of Geralt of Rivia, bathed in magic and epic sword fighting, will see more expansion to an already vast world. The show will definitely go on for those who have completed the game’s story since its release in May, which is quite a feat in itself, since it boasts hundreds of hours of gameplay required.
The upcoming DLC will be the last free update offered to the game, but it certainly will not be the last overall. Avid fans and gamers will be treated with the next expansion, “Heart of Stone”, in the fall of this year and the second, “Blood & Wine”, to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2016.
The combination of the two expansions is set to add 30 more hours of gameplay, which means that players will have their work cut out for them if they want to explore every inch of the map and complete every quest in their way.
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