The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED has often spoken out against the desire for money without intending to invest it back into game development. Now, studio CEO Marcin Iwinski has re-affirmed the company’s stance by saying that the game is what matters, not the money.
Speaking with RPS Iwinski stressed that although making money is essential to a studio’s survival, the quality of games and the gamers themselves must always come first.
Iwiniski said, “But at the end of the day, the game [counts]–and not the money. Because the game will make the money if it’s good,” and added, “I think it’s in a way our trademark. People buy our games on day one because they trust us. And if we screw that up, it’s the end of the story pretty much.”
In the same interview Iwiniski added that all add-on content for the PC version of The Witcher 3 will be free. “It’s too early to talk specifics, but definitely all the DLCs and updates will be free,” Iwinski continued. “Of course, we’ll see what the platform holders will allow–what we can do for free [on next-gen consoles].
“I mean, there are different business models on consoles. From our standpoint, we’ll definitely do everything we can to deliver the same experience across all platforms.”
Last week, the famously anti-DRM CD Projekt RED announced The Witcher 3 for Xbox One, a move that sparked outrage among critics of Microsoft’s used blockers and 24-hour authentication. Check out what he studio said in response to the anger here.