“The Witcher 3 Game Of The Year Edition” is almost here, so its developers at CD Projekt RED have offered some clarity about what’s in the package. Misconceptions about DLC and savegames were addressed.
In a recent forum thread, CD Projekt community manager Marcin Momot outlined the most critical details. Specifically, the complete version will offer the base game, its two paid expansions, 16 free DLC updates and a final patch intended to iron out any remaining kinks. For those that already own the standard edition, the same fixes will be made available as well. In other words, there’s nothing in “The Witcher 3 Game Of The Year Edition” that’s not currently available in the season pass or as a free download.
With that standard established, CD Projekt RED also admits that buying the final build might not make sense for all players if preserving savegames is a concern. While saves will be compatible between editions on PC, the same is not true for the console versions. Ergo, the developer advises PS4 or Xbox One consumers that already own the base game to simply buy the season pass instead. Base game owners on PC are also instructed to buy the pass because it’s more economical than paying for the whole thing twice.
“The Witcher 3 Game Of The Year Edition” is most applicable for those that have yet to purchase the base game or any of its DLC. Like most products in this category, it’s a way for lapsed gamers to catch up on the whole suite of goodies in one complete package. In total, the entire set contains more than 100 hours of playable content for the assumed price of $60. It’s a way to begin Geralt’s most popular quest with that full slate of adventure in tow.
“The Witcher 3 Game Of The Year Edition” comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC on Aug. 30.
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