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Witcher 3 expansions "almost size of Witcher 2"

Game director talks combined play time of upcoming DLC packs, says it's possible "they will be bigger".

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been getting weekly (well not this week) free DLC as bonus content which includes armour, costumes, weapons and the like. But all eyes are on the upcoming story-heavy DLC packs.

During our interview with the studio's Konrad Tomaszkiewicz at Gamelab, the game director touched on what we can expect to see in those expansions:

"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."

Hearts of Stone launches sometime this autumn, while Blood and Wine will be available early 2016.

Besides DLC, Tomaszkiewicz also talks the improvements being currently implemented into the game, storytelling techniques, game feel and even some Gwent. You can watch the full interview below:

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For more info on The Witcher 3's storytelling, you can also watch Konrad's full 40-minute presentation, available here.

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