Is the next Witcher 3 DLC titled ?Blood and Wine? really coming out in April? Earlier this month, Polish gaming website GRYOnline gave the acclaimed game?s final expansion an April 26 release date. The date fits in perfectly with developer CD Projekt Red?s ?first half of 2016? timetable and had many fans convinced.
The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine
However, it now appears that GRY?s original prediction may have been off. Blood and Wine?s listing on the website now simply indicates a ?June 2016? release date, which would put it right at the limit of CD Projekt?s promise.
Over on Twitter, community manager Marcin Momot has been quiet about The Witcher 3 DLC. Yesterday, he told an inquiring fan that he had nothing to share at the moment regarding the game?s release, so nothing is official yet. The developer has said in the past that Blood and Wine is a considerably larger expansion than its predecessor, last year?s Hearts of Stone.
In an interview with Eurogamer last year, senior story writer Jakub Szmalek said that the game is basically a standalone title, sharing little in terms of narrative with the base game.
?Blood and Wine is an independent history, not tied in particularly closely with the main plot of the Wild Hunt. With our experience and feedback received since the game is on sale, we believe we have achieved something even better than the main game,? he said.
Blood and Wine will take place in the never-before seen region of Toussaint, a prosperous, wine-producing region in Nilfgaard untouched by the brutal war depicted in the base game. It will pit protagonist Geralt of Rivia against an all-new foe that Szamalek calls ?charismatic and memorable.?
What do you think? Do you think The Witcher 3 DLC will make CD Projekt?s first half of the year promise? Let us know in the comments below.