See that horse? Don't have to pay for it

In a press release sent out earlier today, developer CD Projekt Red announced that upcoming current-gen exclusive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive 16 pieces of post-launch DLC — and you won't have to pay a penny for them.

"[Gamers] expect support if we encounter any problems, we love updates constantly improving the experience, and we feel really special when we receive free content that gives us more than we initially paid for," CEO Marcin Iwiński states in an open letter on the game's website. "As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached", he continues, adding: "Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?"

Getting to the point, the developer then confirms that the gorgeous looking RPG will get a slew of free content, stating that "everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform", before concluding "you don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them — if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours." That's rather thoughtful isn't it?

The DLC packs themselves will include smaller add-ons like additional armour, and even cosmetic changes for protagonist Geralt, and the first batch will release a day after the title launches, on the 25th February. We reckon this is a great way to promote a game in an industry that's far too keen on scrounging pocket change from paying customers, but what do you think? Has CD Projekt Red got it right? Spout righteousness in the comments section below.

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