CD Projekt Red says they “don’t believe in paying for extra content”

Witcher 3

By on July 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

In an age where paid DLC is pretty much expected, it seems strange that we’ve never seen any for any of The Witcher games — surely there is more of the world to explore?

Speaking with The Examiner, CD Projekt Red’s game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has stated that paying for extra content is just not something they believe in.

“We could sell extra content to gamers ‘down the road,’ but we don’t believe in that,” he said, “we believe patches, fixes and additional content should be provided to gamers free of charge.”

Well, that’s certainly encouraging! So while there may or may not be extra content coming after the game’s release, if it’s only along the lines of a new weapon or armour you can expect to get it for exactly no dollars. But what about a larger expansion further exploring the world of The Witcher and it’s many stories?

“Only something REALLY big, and something that will not make you feel ripped off, justifies a price tag.” Tomaszkiewicz added. “If we ever decide to charge you for something, we think you will appreciate what you get in return.”

Source: Examiner

13 comments (Leave your own)

You really have to respect a company like this that takes Customer relations this highly.

 

Agreed. Unlike the guys at Gearbox (http://games.on.net/2013/07/no-new-season-pass-for-borderlands-2/), CDProjekt RED look like the good guys.

 

There’s really not much in such sentiments one can oppose. Though DLC is a fantastic opportunity to leverage an existing set of assets to increase their longevity. Games cost so much to make, worlds take a long time to create, if one can creatively utilise that then that is deserving of money.

 
Nasty Wet Smear

I f***ing love you… So… Damned… Much!

 

No day-one DLC?

Count me out…

 

One of my most favourite game developers absolutely pissed their future up against the wall providing free content and update patches. They were on the bones of their arse, loosing control of their own company to the publishers and the whole time Fans would be there with money in hand saying, for Gods sake, sell us something!!

 

unitzero,

What company was that?

 

I take back everything I said.. there IS a God, and it lives in Poland.

 
Darth Teddy Bear

Got to love these guys and they also make a great game so a win – win.

 

There was this crazy term that the gaming industry used to be all over, what was it…. started with an e… ex…. expanded? no that’s not it…. Expansion…. yeah that’s it, expansion, whatever happened to that term?

 

collect0r,

Publishers mistook the term for the amount they could make their wallet expand.

 

Well they got their rep back after the suing the people who downloaded versions of one of their games.

This time it looks like they continue to play the we are good card, plus it works well :)

 

cd project red and valve are the most consumer friendly developers in the world

 
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