CD Projekt Red previously revealed that they will release 16 pieces of free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but in their latest announcement, they've confirmed that post-launch plans for the game also include two "massive" paid-for expansions.
“With the development of Wild Hunt coming to an end, the team has embarked upon the creation of two new really big adventures set in The Witcher universe,” says Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt Red co-founder. “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there.”
The two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, will together add 30-plus hours of content to the game, with the latter also introducing an new region (Toussaint) to the game. Hearts of Stone will be out in October 2015, followed by Blood and Wine in the first quarter of 2016.
An Expansion Pass covering both add-ons is available now, though Iwiński has urged players not to buy it if they're unsure.
“While we’re offering the Expansion Pass now, we want to make one thing clear: don’t buy it if you have any doubts. Wait for reviews or play The Witcher and see if you like it first. As always, it’s your call,” he said.
Source: The Witcher