The Witcher 3 Expansions Will Be The Size Of Witcher 2, Or Bigger

For those still enjoying the weekly DLC offerings that CD Projekt is continually adding to The Witcher 3, there are still two larger content expansions waiting for us in the future. The exact size of those add-ons hasn’t been discussed, though we know they should be substantial. Yesterday, in an interview with Game reactor, game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz revealed that they would be around 10-20 hours in length.

Though he stressed they could be even more, no doubt due to them still being in development, he interestingly compared the expansions to The Witcher 2 in size. He’s not too far off, since the Roche path of the second game only takes a good 10-15 hours to finish, which was something that disappointed me at first. Here’s hoping they’ll instead be more like Iorveth’s path, which took me twice that time. It’s unclear if by “size” he means length or world-size, though I’m leaning towards the former rather than the latter.

    The expansion packs will be whole new storylines with all the elements you’ve got in the main story (like cutscenes, new characters, new items, new Gwent cards) and many, many more. They will be quite long. 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. 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.

The first of the two expansions, Hearts of Stone will launch this Fall, with the second one, Blood and Wine, releasing early next year.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Brimfyre
    July 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    So does it take place during the Witcher 3 storyline? I don’t like when games do that. I would rather it take place after I beat the main quest.

    Also, slight spoiler, when you beat Witcher 3, it kicks you back to the game world, before the events leading up to the end of the game, and you can’t take on any more main story quests. Can’t even beat the game again. Will the Season Pass add onto that or will you have to load a save before the final battle?

  2. Akuma
    July 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Guess the season pass for the game will be worth its price :)

  3. Tyrannikos
    July 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I’m just excited to go to Toussaint.

  4. Akuma
    July 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Not like there are story quests left at that point anyway… Everything else can still be taken… if you have quests left at that time^^

  5. Brimfyre
    July 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I guess I just don’t like the idea that I’m in a world that exists right before the ending. If the little text box would have just said something to the effect of Geralt is just doing his own thing right now, where everyone else who survived the end is doing their own thing as well.

    But it’s like you are stuck in a perpetual world where the ending you just got didn’t happen and none of your friends are around.

    I like things to make sense narratively or I don’t have any motivation for continuing to play.

  6. Ricardo Lima
    Ricardo Lima
    July 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    While DA inquisitiob launched one small expansion this one launched a lot of extras free of charge , and they launch their r bigger better and with more a lot content. CD Project is the best western AAA rpg maker no contest.

  7. TheCynicalReaper
    July 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Article is about “Witcher 3 expansions sizes”
    Posts an image of the threesome

    I see what you did there, Carl.

  8. TheCynicalReaper
    July 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    “Geralt is just doing his own thing right now, where everyone else who survived the end is doing their own thing as well.”
    Would have been much better to do that, yeah. It makes the game feel hollow the way it is now, not to mention the post-game roaming is buggy as hell. Really, really buggy.

    But then again so was most of the latter third of the game. The final boss fight took me three tries because I kept getting stuck in the boat.

  9. Thanatos2k
    July 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Oh look, expansions proving value for the price. Meanwhile Destiny shits out another overpriced “expansion” and Bioware is still trying to shill their DLC.