The Witcher 3 will be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on February 24th. Even though it'll be an early release for a year of great games, there are certain reasons why I believe it could be the best game of 2015. Next year we'll be graced with some remarkable titles, like Bloodborne, Quantum Break, Star Wars: Battlefront, Halo 5, Batman: Arkham Knight, Evolve, Tom Clancy's The Division and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to name but a few!
That list alone has me so incredibly excited to leave the disappointing gaming year of 2014 behind. Though granted, these last two months have had some fun titles like Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Advanced Warfare and Shadow of Mordor. But this is why The Witcher 3 will teach everyone a lesson in NextGen gaming!
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is Setting an Example!
This game is naturally going to be massive. We'll have an enormous and rich landscape to explore as Geralt, and CD PROJEKT RED are sure to populate the landscape with fascinating characters and some unique enemies! The world of The Witcher is so gloriously dark, with all of the outcomes from the decisions that are thrust upon you being left in the dark.
This game won't hold our hands and tell us when we're making good choices, instead, we'll come face to face with our actions at a later date and the outcome will only become clear when it's too late to change it.
We all know that this is what The Witcher 3 will have in store for us, and though I can't exactly comment on how it will all glue together, the fact that CD PROJEKT RED have taken this standpoint when it comes to additional content, means that The Witcher 3 will undoubtedly be the best game of 2015. Why? Because it's leading the NextGen race by example.
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt DLC
As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached. Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?
As CD PROJEKT RED, we strongly believe this is not the way it should work and, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we have decided to do it differently. Cutting to the chase, everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform. You don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them -- if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game."
DLC is a major issue pervading the industry at the moment. Gamers are distraught over publishers insistence on releasing the actual game we payed for over a series of weeks. With The Witcher 3, we will receive new DLC every single week, each week will contain two packages of items like new armour, mounts and weapons, until all 16 packs are out there.
If we take a look at how Activision has run Destiny and then compare it with the likes of The Witcher 3, we can see how the latter is going to win next year in terms of content and player appreciation. CD PROJEKT RED are a fascinating developer, and I'm continually looking forward to see how they operate.
What do you guys think? Do you agree? I really feel that things need to change with how games are marketed. Naturally, publishers have seen that games can make more money than the biggest blockbuster movie series, so they remove content that we can pay extra for later. Gamers know that it's happening and we're tired of seeing unfinished projects like Assassin's Creed Unity and content-lacking titles like Destiny.
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is going to lead next year's leap forward in NextGen gaming on the PS4 and Xbox One, and I seriously hope they can change things for the better!