No Platform-exclusive Content for The Witcher 3

No Platform-exclusive Content for The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, forthcoming open world role-playing game from CD Projekt Red, will not feature any platform-exclusive content.

"We are treating all gamers equally," Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of the studio, told Eurogamer. "We'll not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms, nor will we artificially delay release of the game on any of the platforms because somebody's paying us money for that. It's definitely against our values. We are not doing that."

Extra content that is only available on a particular console is becoming increasingly common with major cross-platform releases despite players generally being critical of such moves, as console manufacturers vie for the the lion's share of sales.

Add-ons for the Call of Duty series have been timed Xbox exclusives for a number of iterations now, and the PlayStation and Xbox versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes each had an exclusive mission when the game launched, though those were recently made available to all. In March, Ubisoft revealed that PlayStation versions of open world action-adventure game Watch_Dogs would include four extra missions amounting to an hour of playtime, among other perks.

Last week, Iwinski spoke up about the ongoing debate about resolution differences between console, saying it was little more than a "PR differentiation."

The Witcher 3 is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and is planned for release in February 2015.



 

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Comments Comments (9)

 
Posted by Coddfish
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 9:14 AM
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I like these guys. Glad to see a big developer sticking to their guns on stuff like this.
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 9:16 AM
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Awesome news for fans of the franchise... I own both on the PC but never finished them... really should.

Kinda hoping we see more of CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk game, get a trailer or something, that'd be great :)
 
 
 
Posted by nimrod76
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 9:22 AM
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All praise CD Projekt Red!
 
 
 
reavers
Posted by reavers
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 10:41 AM
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21 May 2014, 09:16 AM Reply to LukeB
Awesome news for fans of the franchise... I own both on the PC but never finished them... really should.

Kinda hoping we see more of CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk game, get a trailer or something, that'd be great :)
I remember that trailer a while back. It shows so much promise and I'm sure CD Projekt will deliver!!

Also it's great to see them standing to their values with the no-platform exclusive content
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 11:16 AM
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Have to agree great to see that certain gamers miss out for not owning the right platform.
 
 
 
SpeediePetey
Posted by SpeediePetey
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 12:28 PM
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The Poles are at a gain. Respect.
 
 
 
Littlelah
Posted by Littlelah
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 12:40 PM
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Good, it's better when all consoles get the same thing
 
 
 
Posted by Deanology
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 3:54 PM
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Awesome.
What I like to hear, a gaming company that gives more care to gamers than the consoles.
Scr*w exclusive dlc. :D
 
 
 
fatbot
Posted by fatbot
On Wednesday 21 May 2014 6:26 PM
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Good job. It's nice to see a developer doing something for the consumer rather than making deals with hardware manufacturers