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Game News The Witcher 2 DLC's Will All Be Free

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Jaesun, May 14, 2011.

  1. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    <p><a href="http://www.neoseeker.com/news/16439-all-witcher-2-dlc-will-be-free/">Neoseeker is reporting</a> that all of the DLC's for The Witcher 2 will be free:</p>
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    <p>A Q&amp;A on retailer Gamestop's Facebook page between The Witcher 2 fans and developer CD Projekt RED yesterday revealed the studio won't be charging for any of the game's upcoming downloadable content.</p>
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    <p>"Let [us] announce that all our DLCs will be FREE," they write. "All of them. If anything will be for purchase, those will be expansion packs. First DLC (side-quest called "Troll Trouble") [launches] together with the game release."</p>
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    <p>As you may know already, a built-in updater will be included with the game, usable for those who register their copy, so grabbing patches and new content should be a piece of cake.</p>
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    <p>A few other juicy details: besides affecting the story, save importing will bring over money and some items, including the famed Raven Armor. Other bonuses are in place, though they don't want to spoil them. Lastly, playtime is estimated at a minimum of 40 hours, and this is only if you go straight through the main quest -- this should be "doubled or tripled for the non-linearity."</p>
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    <p><em>Thanks J_C</em></p>
    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.neoseeker.com/news/16439-all-witcher-2-dlc-will-be-free/">Neoseeker</a></p>
     
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  2. Micmu Magister

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    Nice, but why don't they just call them plugins or add-ons or mods or whatever. LIKE THEY USED TO BE CALLED. "DLC" makes them sound like that jewish crap for imbeciles.
     
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  3. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Plugins or add-ons were "downloadable content" too. Avoiding the use of the commonly accepted name nowadays would just make people ask "lol, why not call it DLC then?".

    Anyway. While I know that on-release DLC is developed by other people, alongside the main game, the concept still amuses me. I guess it's a good way to have something to put on ads.
     
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  4. PlanHex Arcane Patron

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    Unless later "expansion packs" are boxed-only, this is gonna bite them in the ass.
    They wont be able to sell 'em online without a mob of angry customers yelling "YOU PROMISED FREE DLC FOREVER!", even if it's $5 for 10000 hours of content.
     
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  5. Stereotypical Villain Arcane

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    Oh for FUCKS sake. All of my Twitcher saves are on my old, and broken, computer. I've finished the game so many gods damned times and yet I won't be able to bring those saves over to Twitcher 2.

    FFS, I would have liked having the Raven Armor from the first game in my repertoire.

    :rpgcodex:
     
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  6. Vibalist Arcane

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    The people at Cd Projekt are pretty generous aren't they? First the TW1 Enhanced Edition, now this.

    I guess they deserve props.
     
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  7. Micmu Magister

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    Generous? No, they are just being normal.
    They do deserve props for being normal... heh
    Keeping their business practice clean.
    And not like those big parasites of the industry since xboy360.
     
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  8. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    So... why isn't Day-1 DLC included with the game, in the first place?
    The period after going gold isn't that long to develop whole new quests.
     
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  9. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    What's the matter? It's free content that didn't make it into the main game. If it's like the DLC for the first game then it's separate from the main game anyway. If it fits into the main game then it obviously is a small anti-piracy measure: 'you have a legal copy of the game, register it and get a bonus quest' type of thing. Of course it will be pirated anyway, but every little thing like this helps convince a few extra people to buy the game.
     
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  10. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    Awesome, nice to see some people still just trying to make their games good and not shake us down for everything we've got with their DLC (or in non-marketing speak: pay-extra-for-stuff-that-should-have-been-in-the-game-from-the-beginning content)

    *cough* EA *cough* Bethesda *cough*
     
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  11. BelisariuS.F Augur

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    They have spent this time creating a patch.
     
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  12. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Creating a patch for story/setting related issues is significantly harder where there's yet to be players' feedback to rely on... Unless you mean some problem we and they are aware of e.g. the resolution issue. I bet that in this case the team responsible for graphic coding has been doing their job, as the other team of non-coders have been using their new toolset to create levels/quests for the DLC.
     
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  13. Black_Willow Arcane

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    [DarkUnderlord mode]HOW CAN THEY SAY IT'S FREE INTERNET CONECTION IS EXPENSIVE!!!!1111 [/DarkUnderlord mode]
     
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  14. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    If you have your CD key, I think you can download save-games on the official Witcher forum. They have a section dedicated to it, so just pick one that resembles your ideal play-through the most.
     
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  15. BelisariuS.F Augur

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    Good point.
     
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  16. sgc_meltdown Arcane

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    better to get free dlc than to have witchernexus with geralt in power armor mods
     
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  17. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Who cares about The Witcher when modders have already included the best of that puny RPG into the greatest RPG ever?

    [​IMG]

    *humph*
     
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  18. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    ^Only a Twitcher fan could have taken that pic. Doesn't he know the standard is to take pics outside where the bloom can properly obsfucate the viewer, with a dumbfounded Imperial Watchman on the background?
     
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  19. Vibalist Arcane

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    Jesus fucking Christ.
     
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  20. sgc_meltdown Arcane

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    now make him wear ultramarines armor
     
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  21. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Semantics.
     
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  22. Vibalist Arcane

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    Usually I'd agree, but I'm willing to give CDProjekt the benefit of the doubt, seeing as they aren't actually out there screwing over their customers with shitty DLC yet.

    Let's hope that when they say expansion pack they mean it.
     
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  23. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Of course -- it all depends on the amount of content you get for the price. Terms like 'DLC' or 'expansion' or 'add-on' are meaningless.
     
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