CD Projekt Leaning Towards More Witcher 2 Content Through Expansions

Tomasz Gop, senior producer for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, recently stated that CD Projekt is discussing plans to release future Witcher 2 content as expansions rather than ordinary downloadable content.

In an interview with, Gop stated that the firm has debated releasing more content in all forms but is leaning towards the expansion route.
“Naturally, we would love to do a full-length expansion pack to give our players several more hours of gameplay,” said Gop. ” But our main focus at this time is to make sure The Witcher 2 is as polished as possible when it’s released on May 17. So right now, it would be premature to comment more specifically on things that are still in the planning phases and subject to change.”
Gop also talked a bit about players being able to import their saved game files from the original game.
“Obviously, I can’t give you any specific examples because we don‘t want to spoil the game for anyone, but you can take my word for it that things are different depending on whether you import a saved game or decide to start fresh,” said Gop. “The Witcher 2 is designed to give every player a complete RPG experience, so it isn’t necessary to have played the first game.

“At the same time, we wanted to offer our fans who finished it some extras, so importing their saves can allow them to see differences in the way the plot develops and in the endings.”
Gop then addressed how long it would take gamers to complete the game.
“The Witcher 2 is a big game no matter how you play through it,” he said. “Some of our locations are so detailed that we’ve seen quite a few instances where beta testers got lost in them. On average the main storyline walkthrough takes around 40 hours.

“The difficulty level you choose can [also] make quite a differences. On the Insane setting, for example, if you die once, it’s game over – you have to start over from the beginning.”
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is out next week, May 17, for the PC.