'Witcher 3' updates: 'Hearts of Stone', 'Blood and Wine' expansion packs to be as big as 'Witcher 2'


Along with the promise of 16 free DLC packsthat players have been getting on a regular interval for weeks nowanother thing that CD Projekt Red promised the game’s players and fans is a massive expansion for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt that will give players an extended playtime of up to 30 hours more. But as it turned out, the promised expansion may be even bigger than that.

CD Projekt Red Game Director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz recently talked with Gamereactor, and revealed details of what players and fans could expect in the upcoming expansion packs.

“The expansion packs will be whole new storylines with all the elements you’ve got in the main story,” Tomaszkiewicz said. “Like cutscenes, new characters, new items, new Gwent cards, and many, many more. They will be quite long. The first expansion will be around 10 hours and the second expansion will be around 20 hours.”

But it does not end there, as he added that players should expect an expansion that is bigger than 30 hours’ worth of new gameplay.

“And I think it’s possible that they will be bigger,” he went on. “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 these 10 to 20 hours and you compare it to The Witcher 2, it’s almost the size of The Witcher 2. 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 two expansion packs are entitled Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. Hearts of Stone will be released later this year while Blood and Wine is set for an early 2016 release.