After appearing on a German classification board, The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition has been confirmed from CD Projekt Red by game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, quickly halting any speculative whispers. This is an edition many expected was coming given the rousing success of the game and its expansive DLC offerings.
Tomaszkiewicz had this to say to GameSpot:
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,
Since launch, we’ve released two expansions, Hearts of Stone & 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!
This is great news for those who have yet to try the critically acclaimed and heavily awarded game that takes inspiration from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher fantasy series. The initial listing has a soft date of late August for PS4, Xbox One and PC, but there is no confirmed date, price or details of what the edition will include. We can presume the 2 major expansions Hearts of Stone and the recent Blood and Wine will be included as well as the several small free DLC offerings. In totality, it makes the game a massive package, rivaled in scope and size by few others.
This will likely be the final send off for The Witcher 3, as the team is currently in development on Cyberpunk 2077 and the upcoming standalone Gwent game which will keep players tethered to the Witcher universe for a while longer. Thoughts on a GOTY edition for this modern classic? Let us know in the comments!
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