The Witcher 3 Blood And Wine’s New Region To Be As Big As Skellige Isles Combined & Visually Improved

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Posted Apr 28, 2016
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The new Toussaint region in the upcoming Witcher 3 Blood and Wine expansion will be a big as all islands of Skellige combined, and will feature improved visuals.

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In an interview with german website Gamestar, CD Projekt Red talked about the Witcher games and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. While they couldn’t really say anything regarding Cyberpunk 2077 due to PR and marketing reasons, some interesting facts about the upcoming second Witcher 3 expansion, Blood and Wine, emerged from the interview.

We know that the Blood and Wine expansion will feature a twenty-hour tale that will take Geralt to the all-new in-game region of Toussaint. What we didn’t know is that Toussiant will be as big as all islands of Skellige combined. If you consider how big of an area that is, the new Blood and Wine area will be insanely large. The Skellige consists of 6 islands located off the coast of Cidaris and Verden.

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Blood and Wine expansion to feature improved graphics

Since the announcement of the second expansion, several screenshots have been released by CD Projekt Red, showcasing the beautiful and colourful Toussiant. While The Witcher 3 and its first expansion, Hearts of Stone, already looked amazing, the graphics for the new in-game region have been improved. For instance, the foliage and grass have received an upgrade, and according to CD Projekt’s quest designer and PR manager, they were looking to replace the grass on the entire Witcher 3 map with the new, improved ‘Hearts of Stone grass’.

A release date for the Blood and Wine expansion still hasn’t been revealed, but in the same interview it was confirmed that it should happen before E3 2016 (June 14-16).

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Apart from upgraded visuals, the Blood and Wine expansion will feature completely new music, written from scratch. According to The Witcher 3 composer, Marcin Przybylowicz, the team is not using any music pieces that were written before, and the Blood and Wine DLC deserves to have its music written from scratch.

Credits go to Polish Reddit user Pawel95, who took the effort to translate the German interview in English.

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