Witcher 3 story DLCs will be "almost the size of the Witcher 2"

CD Projekt Red has already been ridiculously generous when it comes to DLC for The Witcher 3 with its 16 free chunks since launch. Now, in an interview with Game Reactor, game director Konrad Tomaszkiewucz has discussed the two paid story expansions and they aren't going to be short.

"The first expansion will be around 10 hours and the second expansion will be around 20 hours... and I think it's possible that they will be bigger, because it's always like this (that when we plan some time or hours, it's twice or something like this), but I'm not promising anything right now," says Tomaszkiewucz. "And even now, if you sum up this 10 to 20 hours and you compare it to The Witcher 2, it's almost the size of The Witcher 2. And it will be cool, it will be new stories, it will be very emotional stories and I think that people will be happy."

Both DLCs will include cutscenes, new characters, new items and yes, most importantly, new Gwent cards. Hearts of Stone will be out in autumn and the second DLC Blood and Wine will be available early next year. Still time to enjoy the rest of summer then and save up that vitamin D. Looks like we're going to need it.

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