Too often there are games that get GoTY editions despite not really earning the accolade (hi, Dead Island), but nobody can say that of The Witcher 3, a game that destroyed every other release in 2015 – following that with the best game of 2016 so far, despite that game being nothing more than an expansion.
There’s a reason The Witcher 3 sits right at the front of our list of PC’s best RPGs.
The existence of a Witcher 3 GoTY edition was outed by a German ratings board, but it’s since been confirmed byEurogamer, who received the following statement:
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a gigantic effort for the entire studio, and both the team and me were amazed by the good reception of Geralt’s adventures,” said game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. “Since launch, we’ve released two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, which added a lot of new adventures to the already potent mix.
“With all the free DLC and updates the game received so far, including significant changes to the game’s interface and mechanics, many gamers have asked us if we’re working on some sort of a Game of the Year Edition. I’m happy to confirm – yes, plans are in motion to release such an edition. We’ll release more details, including the release date, in the future. In the meantime, I’d like to thank every fan of the game for their support – you’re really amazing!”
So there’s an edition coming that will throw in the brilliant DLC expansions, as well as all the free DLC and tweaks released so far. Well worth grabbing if you haven’t touched the meaty expansions. Hearts of Stone houses one of the best videogame villains ever, while Blood and Wine delivers an entire new area that could easily pass as a full game in terms of scale.
We’ll let you know once there’s more information out there.