While rumors aren’t something I like to report on, recent forum and twitter murmurings about the possibility of a New Game Plus mode in the Witcher 3 have piqued many people’s interest. With other features, such as the storage chest, once said to be “not in the cards”, many gamers weren’t satisfied with the recent denial that such a post-game mode was being worked on.
In a Witcher community forum thread, CD Projekt officially addressed player’s concerns with a couple posts that, while saying it isn’t being worked on, doesn’t seem to entirely shoot it down either:
- Absolutely. I am not saying there is NO possibility you will ever see New Game +. The dev team is aware it has been requested and they like to keep fans happy when possible. However, as you can see by patch 1.07, there are other things being worked on as well. There are still 2 free DLCs (after this week’s Ciri alt costume), there are patches still being worked on and there is the Expansion Pass material being developed. It may happen, it may not happen, but there is definitely no word on it happening currently.
- There was a lot of speculation that you would see NG+ in patch 1.07 and it didn’t happen. Some were disappointed by this. I recommend you politely keep asking for it, but don’t expect it. Then, if it should ever happen, you’ll be happy. But if it doesn’t happen for a while, you won’t keep being disappointed.
The idea of a “New Game +” mode seems to be a bit of an overkill in a game where you already have well over 100 hours of content in the vanilla retail package – though obviously there are many who want it. Do you feel this is a good idea, or should they just focus on balancing the late game combat that is already in need of work?