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Witcher 3's Getting Lots of Free DLC, But...

...that won't stop CD Projekt RED from charging for large expansions.

In an age of $50 seasons passes for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, it's genuinely shocking to see a company announce plans for free downloadable content, but CD Projekt RED's trying to make some waves with The Witcher 3. There are some catches, though.

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CD Projekt RED will release 16 pieces of free downloadable content for its sprawling adventure, starting with the "Temerian Armor Set" and a "Beard and Hairstyle Set" set for Geralt. The studio will publish bundles with two pieces of DLC content every week following the game's release.

Free DLC is nice 'n all, but don't expect CD Projekt RED to give the big stuff away for free. The company still plans to charge for major expansions. It seems likely the free add-ons will primarily be new weapons and cosmetic options.

"Should we decide to do some big expansions or something, we'll expect gamers to pay for it," said studio head Marcin Iwinski to Rock Paper Shotgun. "But again, it's all value for money. I think $15-$20 for new gameplay is a pretty honest and fair deal."

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