Following a recent statement by a CD Projekt Red developer that their latest expansion, Blood and Wine, will be “better than the main game,” marketing lead at CD Projekt Red Michal Platkow-Gilewski discussed what the developer meant by that. He stated that while the expansion might not be “better,” it will definitely feel more “refined.” He stated:
“Blood and Wine is the sum of all the experiences we gained when creating Wild Hunt, so it’s definitely more refined than Wild Hunt in many regards, but that doesn’t mean it’s better per se.”
He later discussed more about how the new monsters, quests, and characters you’ll meet up with (whether new to the universe or making a re-appearance in the game) will give most players about 20 hours of gameplay to work with. As well, the new world of Toussaint is almost the size of the main game.
“I wouldn’t point fingers at what’s better separately, as each addition to Wild Hunt (including over 10 updates we’ve released so far) enriches the overall experience you get from The Witcher as a game in general,” he said. “The base game with the expansions is simply better than without them.”
With the two expansions and the main game, Projekt Red has recently stated that The Witcher 3 is now almost the size of The Witcher 2. The Withcer 3 has won multiple Game of the Year awards, from such prestigious places as the Games Awards. It even won the hard-earned Gamespresso Best Game of 2015 award. The Blood and Wine expansion doesn’t have a set release date, but should be coming out sometime in the first half of 2016.