The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine Expansion is Not Necessarily “Better”, but “More Refined” Than the Main Game


Earlier this week, a CD Projekt RED developer talked about Blood and Wine, the highly anticipated second expansion for the award-winning role playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, saying that it was even better than the main game in some aspects. However, the latest comments from the developer on the topic elaborate the previous statement and provide some additional clarification pointing out  that The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine is rather “more refined” instead of “better” than the main game.

The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine is "Definitely More Refined Than Wild Hunt in Many Regards", Says CD Projekt RED

Those players who think the game-of-the-year award winning role playing title that was released last year could have delivered better in itself would likely be pleased to know what the latest comment from CD Projekt RED apparently implicates. The implication, subtly made, is that The Witcher 3’s second and last expansion is being put together piece by piece by the developer with everything that the team learned creating a saga that Geralt of Rivia’s final adventure is.

In an interview with GameSpot, CD Projekt Red marketing lead Michal Platkow-Gilewski explained how previous experiences are helping the team to create an experience that is not necessarily “better,” but definitely “more refined” than the main game in many regards. He went on to point out that along with all types of new monsters, quests and places of interest in the upcoming expansion, players can look forward to Toussaint, Blood and Wine’s new realm that competes with the size of those found in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, he wouldn’t get into a debate about what is "better."

"Blood and Wine is the sum of all the experiences we gained when creating Wild Hunt, so it's definitely more refined than Wild Hunt in many regards, but that doesn't mean it's better per se"

"I wouldn't point fingers at what's better separately, as each addition to Wild Hunt (including over 10 updates we've released so far) enriches the overall experience you get from The Witcher as a game in general. The base game with the expansions is simply better than without them."

The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine expansion is set to conclude the legend of Geralt of Rivia, as it will feature him as the main character of the series for the last time. The expansion was set to arrive in the first quarter (January-March) of 2016, but is now expected in the first half (January-June) of 2016. Once it is out, players will be able to enjoy around 20 hours of brand new gameplay that it will have to offer.