The Witcher 3’s DLC Priced, Season Pass Revealed
The two huge expansions, 'Hearts of Stone' and 'Blood and Wine,' will be packaged together in one Season Pass for $24.99, according to The Witcher 3's Steam page. While the first expansion, 'Hearts of Stone,' isn't slated to release until October and the follow-up 'Blood and Wine' doesn't drop until some time in 2016, players can pre-purchase the content now and no longer have to worry about missing out on day one... if that's a big concern for those players.
Initially the sound of "two expansion chapters for $25" doesn't sound very good, but alter the sentence just a bit to say "thirty hours of extra content for $25" and that price is much more appealing. These are massive expansions, one taking place in a few locations from the main game and the other introducing a brand new region to the already gigantic world, and we're willing to bet that Witcher fans who decide to venture through the full 100+-hour experience won't have any problem with dropping an extra $25 for this new content.
This is a perfect example of DLC done right, offering new story arcs and new, unexplored areas of a game instead of minor upgrades for crazy amounts of money. What sounds like a better deal: thirty hours of new content or a handful of on-disc DLC costumes? We'll take the massive chapters any day, and we hope CD Projekt Red might have some more Witcher goodness to announce as the game nears launch.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt journeys onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 19.