Witcher III Game of the Year Edition Is in the Works

Witcher III Game of the Year Edition Is in the Works

CD Projekt Red's best-selling RPG is getting a new edition with all the DLC.

CD Projekt Red has revealed that it's working on a Game of the Year edition of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. The first inkling of a new edition came from three entries on the German USK ratings board, covering PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 releases for the title. The news was later confirmed by Witcher III game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz.

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a gigantic effort for the entire studio, and both the team and me were amazed by the good reception of Geralt's adventures," Tomaszkiewicz told Eurogamer. "Since launch, we've released two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, which added a lot of new adventures to the already potent mix."

"With all the free DLC and updates the game received so far, including significant changes to the game's interface and mechanics, many gamers have asked us if we're working on some sort of a Game of the Year Edition. I'm happy to confirm - yes, plans are in motion to release such an edition. We'll release more details, including the release date, in the future. In the meantime, I'd like to thank every fan of the game for their support - you're really amazing!"

Eurogamer was also told by an anonymous source that the new edition would be releasing on August 26, 2016.

Bringing together the Witcher III: Wild Hunt and the game's two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, means returning fans and new players will be in for a huge RPG experience. Wild Hunt was around 40-50 hours for the main story campaign, Hearts of Stone clocked in at 10 hours, and Blood and Wine closed everything out with another 30 hour quest. None of those numbers cover the additional sidequests found in the game, which can run players well past the 100 hour mark. Hope you've set aside an entire week to play it.

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