Speaking in an interview with Gamereactor, CD Projekt Red’s Konrad Tomaszkiewicz answered some questions regarding The Witcher 3’s future expansions. The game director gave some insight regarding the kind of content one can expect from both of the expansion packs.
Tomaszkiewicz said that the expansions will offer brand new storylines, complete with all new cutscenes, interactions with non-playable characters, items, as well as Gwent cards.
The expansion packs will be whole new storylines with all the elements you’ve got in the main story (like cutscenes, new characters, new items, new Gwent cards) and many, many more.
In terms of length, both of the game’s expansions will take around a total of 30 hours to complete, with the first being 10 hours and the second taking close to 20 hours to play through. In terms of duration, both expansions put together can be compared to the length of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings.
They will be quite long. The first expansion will be around 10 hours and the second expansion will be around 20 hours… and I think it’s possible that they will be bigger, because it’s always like this (that when we plan some time or hours, it’s twice or something like this), but I’m not promising anything right now. And even now, if you sum up this 10 to 20 hours and you compare it to The Witcher 2, it’s almost the size of The Witcher 2.
Player can expect to unravel a series of emotional sub-plots in addition to many interesting points of interest to discover.
And it will be cool, it will be new stories, it will be very emotional stories and I think that people will be happy.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s first expansion, Hearts of Stone, is expected to hit PC, PS4, and Xbox One in October, while the second expansion, Blood and Wine, will arrive sometime early in 2016. Let us know what you’re expecting from The Witcher 3’s expansions in the comments below.