Saturday 22 October 2016

The Witcher 3 expansion map size revealed

Daniel Anderson

Published 29/04/2016 | 11:05

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3's second slice of DLC is called Blood and Wine and it will be releasing soon - and it turns out it's a rather large world

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The Witcher 3 is about to get a second slice of DLC in a major expansion pack called Blood and Wine. We don't yet know an official release date but rumours are suggesting early June.

Other details are still pretty hazy, other than the fact that our hero Geralt will be travelling to an entirely new area called Toussaint, which is somewhat inspired by the South of France. The latest info from a German website suggests that the new area will be very large indeed - as big as all the Skellige isles combined.

While getting around Skellige was pretty annoying, with some many small land masses dotted around, an area that big would be very generous for this new adventure. It has also been said that Blood and Wine will be getting a graphics boost, with more detail particularly in the foliage.

At least 20 hours of gameplay has been promised, and that's likely to be even longer when you take into account side quests and just wandering around a looking at the gorgeous scenery. It seems we'll also be hearing an entirely new musical score by returning composer Marcin Przybylowicz.

It's pretty amazing to see how much CD Project RED is packing into this expansion, and its free for anyone who has the season pass. What's more, there have been rumours of additonal content still on the way for the game, before the developers really start heavily into production on follow up Cyberpunk 2077.

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