Bandai Namco and CD Projekt RED have confirmed the release date for the final DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and as previously revealed by the early Steam listing snafu, it’ll be launching on May 31.
Along with the release date confirmation, more information has surfaced about the new content. The DLC will add an additional 20 hours to the game, and Geralt will get his own vineyard to meditate in, not only that it’s going to make the game much, much prettier.
In an interview with Eurogamer, CD Projekt RED talked about the new land of Toussaint, a Mediterranean location that’ll not only feature a new art direction for the game, but will also see an improved look coming to the game.
“Generally it is a graphics upgrade from the base game,” senior environment artist Len de Gracia told Eurogamer. “We have employed methods that we did not implement in the base game. You can literally bring your camera up to a wall now and the textures would be crisp – at least in most cases.”
In addition, almost 90 percent of the environmental assets have been created specifically for the expansion, what’s more, there’s 20 times more vegetables than before…
“You can just look at the market stalls right now: you would never see the same market stalls in the base game. For the longest time we were like, ‘I want this, I want that,’ and finally we got this chance – we got this room to incorporate other people. We have probably 20 times the amount of vegetables we used to!” said de Gracia. “We just wanted to show that we can actually push it to the limit this time.”
Set to be the final piece of DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it looks like CD PR are going all-out on this one.