If hundreds of hours of core gameplay isn’t enough for you, The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has you covered. Today they announced that they will be releasing two meaty expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. They are said to be 10 and 20 hours in length respectively, according to CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski. He went on to say,
“With the development of Wild Hunt coming to an end, the team has embarked upon the creation of two new really big adventures set in The Witcher universe. We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there.”
The games will be available through an “Expansion Pass”, which one can assume is similar to a DLC season pass. CD Projekt RED is known for their openness with their costumers and their pro-consumer practices, and Iwinski made sure to interject some reassurance into the announcement.
“While we’re offering the Expansion Pass now, we want to make one thing clear: don’t buy it if you have any doubts. Wait for reviews or play The Witcher and see if you like it first. As always, it’s your call,”
The description of the expansion’s content is as follows
Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new, 10-hour-plus adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed.
Blood and Wine, a 20-hour-plus tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.
The press release ends with a release date of “October” for Hearts of Stone and “first quarter of 2016” for Blood and Wine. The expansions will come to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.