DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be free on PC

The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt_E3-screenshot (14)In what shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, CD Projekt head Marcin Iwinski, in a interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, has confirmed that the studio is planning to stick with their usual pro consumer strategy.

“A lot of people on forums are saying, ‘No, but you guys are anti-DRM,’” … “And we really are anti-DRM. But at the same time, there are people who’ll be fine with [Xbox One’s online-heavy DRM]. They’ll buy the console and just want to play. Why should we not give them this option?”

“That’s our approach, but at the same time, we don’t know what the final policies are. Things might be changing. There’s a lot of heat right now. From our perspective, we’ll always choose the most gamer-friendly solution. And on the platform where we have control – which is PC – we’ll release on GOG day one and DRM-free.”

On whether the same would be true for consoles, Iwinski said:

“It’s too early to talk specifics, but definitely all the DLCs and updates will be free,” he said. “Of course, we’ll see what the platform holders will allow – what we can do for free [on next-gen consoles]. I mean, there are different business models on consoles. From our standpoint, we’ll definitely do everything we can to deliver the same experience across all platforms.”