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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s DLC will be free on PC and discussions are happening to get the same treatment for consoles, according to CD Projekt RED studio head Marcin Iwinski.

Iwinski told Rock Paper Shotgun that the studio hopes to bring free DLC to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 also, but it’s up to the platform holders. “It’s too early to talk specifics, but definitely all the DLCs and updates will be free,” he said. “Of course, we’ll see what the platform holders will allow, what we can do for free [on next-gen consoles]. I mean, there are different business models on consoles. From our standpoint, we’ll definitely do everything we can to deliver the same experience across all platforms.”

He also discussed Microsoft’s DRM policies on Xbox One, which go against the studio’s usual stance. “A lot of people on forums are saying, ‘No, but you guys are anti-DRM,'” Iwinski explained. “And we really are anti-DRM. But at the same time, there are people who’ll be fine with [Xbox One’s online-heavy DRM]. They’ll buy the console and just want to play. Why should we not give them this option?

“That’s our approach, but at the same time, we don’t know what the final policies are. Things might be changing. There’s a lot of heat right now. From our perspective, we’ll always choose the most gamer-friendly solution. And on the platform where we have control, which is PC, we’ll release on GOG day one and DRM-free.”

Source: Rock Paper Shotgun

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The Witcher 3 DLC Will be Free On PC, Discussions Ongoing for Other Platforms

By Matthew Bennett | 06/18/2013 06:02 AM PT

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s DLC will be free on PC and discussions are happening to get the same treatment for consoles, according to CD Projekt RED studio head Marcin Iwinski.

Iwinski told Rock Paper Shotgun that the studio hopes to bring free DLC to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 also, but it’s up to the platform holders. “It’s too early to talk specifics, but definitely all the DLCs and updates will be free,” he said. “Of course, we’ll see what the platform holders will allow, what we can do for free [on next-gen consoles]. I mean, there are different business models on consoles. From our standpoint, we’ll definitely do everything we can to deliver the same experience across all platforms.”

He also discussed Microsoft’s DRM policies on Xbox One, which go against the studio’s usual stance. “A lot of people on forums are saying, ‘No, but you guys are anti-DRM,'” Iwinski explained. “And we really are anti-DRM. But at the same time, there are people who’ll be fine with [Xbox One’s online-heavy DRM]. They’ll buy the console and just want to play. Why should we not give them this option?

“That’s our approach, but at the same time, we don’t know what the final policies are. Things might be changing. There’s a lot of heat right now. From our perspective, we’ll always choose the most gamer-friendly solution. And on the platform where we have control, which is PC, we’ll release on GOG day one and DRM-free.”

Source: Rock Paper Shotgun

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89