Set to release in the first half of 2016, the Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be Geralt’s last adventure as a main character, CD Projekt Red Senior Writer Jakub Szamalek said in a recent interview with Eurogamer Italy.
Translated by Google, the interview reveals that CD Projekt Red will “try to close, at least for a time, the universe of The Witcher” with Blood and Wine. Szamalek adds that the DLC will be the last adventure of Geralt as a main character and their conclusion of his story, “but beyond that there is still nothing written in stone.”
After completing Blood and Wine, they will focus all their energy on the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.
Szamalek continued by saying that he believes Blood and Wine is better than the main game, and CD Projekt Red worked hard to make a memorable enemy this time around:
Blood and Wine is an independent history, not tied in particularly closely with the main plot of the Wild Hunt. With our experience and feedback received since the game is on sale, we believe we have achieved something even better than the main game.
For example, we believe that they failed in Wild Hunt to create a charismatic enemy with which to beat us, and then we worked to make unique and memorable opponent of this expansion. We also created a rather complex story that we believe players will appreciate. We are quite satisfied with the work, but we know that we can do even better.
According to previous comments by the developer, Blood and Wine will take 20 hours to complete.