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The PS4 Won't Be Looting Any Exclusive Content from The Witcher 3

Posted by Robert Ramsey

And neither will anyone else

Platform exclusive downloadable bits and pieces are an expected, but not entirely well received aspect of purchasing video games in modern times. Within days, hours, or even minutes of a title being announced, we're usually swamped with information regarding various add-ons and incentives to try and make you nab a copy of the release on a specific console.

Refreshingly, that won't be the case with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, says Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of developer CD Projekt Red. When asked by Eurogamer.net if the Polish studio will be making an appearance at E3 next month, Iwinski confirms that the upcoming RPG will indeed be hitting the stage.

Usually, this means that the developer will have some sort of deal regarding exclusive content with whichever company's press conference it works its way into, but not this time. "We are treating all gamers equally," he told the publication. "We'll not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms, nor will we artificially delay release of the game on any of the platforms because somebody's paying us money for that," Iwinski continues, putting down any rumours that the 2015 title will favour a certain brand.

However, it looks as though the studio will be teaming up with a manufacturer in order to market the release, as the co-founder goes on to say that "what we are doing in terms of marketing cooperation, you'll see that at E3". With the biggest event in gaming only mere weeks away, we'll soon find out where Geralt will be making his stand. Would you like to see The Witcher 3 show up at Sony's presser or are you indifferent knowing that the game won't be getting any special treatment on either next-gen platform? Sheathe your blades in the comments section below.

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (10)

Munkyknuts

#1

Munkyknuts said:

I'm interested by this game, and the lack of all the exclusive content b*llocks is refreshing...I'm usually quite picky about trying RPGs but I'll give it a shot.

justerthought

#4

justerthought said:

At last a Dev with morals who puts gamers first and does not take corrupt bribes. Thank you. Respect to you for that. Hopefully other devs will follow.

Cyrso

#5

Cyrso said:

@get2sammyb They don't seem to favour anyone so it's 50/50. Maybe they're a little bit closer to Microsoft due to having already made Witcher 2 for X360, though. I would bet it's going to be shown at Microsoft's conference too.

@justerthought Exactly. CD Projekt Red should all have our respect. No DLC, No pre-order exclusives, no timed exclusive stuff, no season pass, no DRM, no platform exclusive stuff. Just the game. Very refreshing to see for once. (Although imo there is nothing inherently wrong with DLC imo, sometimes it's great and can really help to extend the playtime of the game)

Demi_God

#6

Demi_God said:

I never get the DLC anyways, so this really doesn't do anything for me. I never bought the DLC for skyrim, or any of the fallout series, nada, never ever will. The only games I get DLC from are Multiplayer FPS games like CoD or Battlefield, but that's because those are new maps and stuff.

Bad-MuthaAdebisi

#7

Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Very good. I don't usually care for DLC, a lot of the time I'll be done with a game before any DLC turns up. I'm eager to see what the special/collectors editions look like. This game is going to be insanely awesome. They should just release whichever versions are ready first as and when, drop bombs a month prior.

Lucky_SouL

#8

Lucky_SouL said:

@Cyrso Well they did show the first gameplay for it at a Microsoft conference, but who knows?

I can't wait to finally see some more gameplay of this!

banacheck

#9

banacheck said:

However, it looks as though the studio will be teaming up with a manufacturer in order to market the release

If you mean just stand on stage with X manufacturer at E3, but if you mean TV ads much like Watch Dogs no manufacturer would be stupid enough to do that without some sort of deal.

WaLzgiStaff

#10

WaLzgi said:

@Cyrso I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with some of that either. The main problem is when publishers abuse them to death

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