Witcher 3 Expansion Sparks Controversy...For No Apparent Reason
Yo jurors! Incase you didn't know, CD Projekt RED have just put up an Expansion Pass for sale to accompany their upcoming game, The Witcher 3.
The Witcher 3 is already expected to be one of the largest RPGs in existence when it launches but is expected to have a slew of free DLC's to keep the game fresh...right up to the release of two paid expansions that are supposed to add an additional 30 hours of gameplay in total.
All solid news...or maybe not. Since this is the age of internet it should come as no surprise that a sizeable number of misinformed people on several gaming forums are up in arms over this news. "The devs said all additional content would be free!" No, they did not. They openly stated that small DLC would be free but that they'd charge for a sizable expansion if they decided to release one. This was known almost a full year ago from today...
""First and foremost, I think the word 'DLC' has been extremely devalued," he opined. "Any additional content is called DLC, whether it's one sword or some costume options or a full expansion pack. I really look at it differently. For me DLC is the smaller bits and pieces, and we will never charge for those things."
"However, if we do a big adventure—say, 15 or 20 hours long, a very high production value story extension to the game—then we will probably charge for that.""
Calm down internet.
What say you jurors? Are you excited for news that an expansive RPG will be, err, expanded? Or are you in an uproar about an imagined injustice? Let us know in the comments.
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