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The Witcher 3: Wine and Blood is going to be a massive, visually improved experience

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The Witcher 3 Wine and Blood will feature visual upgrades

The Witcher 3 was one of the largest games that made its way to shelves last year, and it’s just been growing since. The game’s first expansion, Heart of Stone, was thankfully the smaller of the two set to release, with the upcoming Wine and Blood set to be more than double the size. Wine and Blood will, in fact, introduce a massive area for you to explore with Geralt. Larger than all of the Skellige Isle put together is seems.

During an interview with Gamestar, CD Projekt Red spoke about the size of The Witcher 3’s final expansion and just how much would be on offer to players. The land of Toussaint has already been showcased in some vibrantly beautiful screenshots, but it struggles to show off just how immense the land mass really is. The Skellige Isles were a large distraction near the last third of the core Witcher 3 experience, and Toussaint has been created to be even larger.

That means a lot of land to cover on horseback, but also a lot more to explore, monsters to hunt and side quests to engage with. But building more quests and new lands isn’t the only thing CD Projekt Red has been working on. Since the launch of The Witcher 3, they’ve been working hard to not only get the game running better across all three platforms, but looking better too. Some of these enhancements were already seen in Heart of Stone (with grass foliage getting a big upgrade specifically), and there’s more in store with Wine and Blood.

These changes will eventually be applied to the rest of the game too, hopefully around the same time that Wine and Blood launches. There’s no release date yet, but CD Projekt Red have said that they are planning to get it out well before E3. Considering that’s just over a month away, we might not have to wait much longer at all.

The Witcher 3 is out on PS4, Xbox One and PC. And it’s pretty great too.

Last Updated: April 29, 2016

29 Comments

  1. Can’t wait! But must. 🙁

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    • RinceThis

      April 29, 2016 at 13:29

      Yeah, you need to get through those 4 JRPGs you have. tehehe

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 29, 2016 at 13:55

        YOU’RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!

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        • miaau

          April 29, 2016 at 13:57

          Well, then, who is?

          Or do you claim responsibility for all your decisions?

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 29, 2016 at 14:11

            Only the good ones that work out well. All the bad ones are someone else’s fault. Whose fault to be determined randomly by whoever’s closest & I like the least.

        • Truth Hurts!

          April 29, 2016 at 15:49

          JESUS! MY EARBALLS!

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  2. Loftus

    April 29, 2016 at 13:07

    Challenge before Wine and Blood releases is to finish the main game death march, only downed Nithral last night

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 29, 2016 at 13:33

      Death March…..masehare, now THAT is a challenge

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      • Loftus

        April 29, 2016 at 13:40

        Playing on New game Plus, those bad ass Master Level gear and weapons mean very little now, at least in the early stages of the game

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 29, 2016 at 13:57

          I dropped down to second most difficult, it was super annoying when your uber master Witcher gets mauled by a lowly wolf pack three levels below you

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      • miaau

        April 29, 2016 at 13:57

        so not this then?

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  3. Ottokie

    April 29, 2016 at 13:09

    I still have a truckload of hours left before I finish the main story.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      April 29, 2016 at 13:25

      Me three.

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      • Ottokie

        April 29, 2016 at 13:26

        Have you finished Fallout 4 yet?

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        • Loftus

          April 29, 2016 at 13:41

          There is an end of Fallout 4? You mean when you finish building your settlement?

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          • Ottokie

            April 29, 2016 at 13:43

            I should find out as soon as I own the game, some day 😛

        • VampyreSquirrel

          April 29, 2016 at 13:46

          Nope XD

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  4. miaau

    April 29, 2016 at 13:20

    Sigh. I never actually finished the Witcher 3. Alien Trevor told me in a comment I still had a bit to go from the fight I was on.

    So, in a month, buy both expansions and restart the whole damn thing? Sound like fun. Sigh. Sounds like lack of sleep.

    PERHAP: I buy Dragon Age:I, all expansions and Witcher 3 all expansions and play both, alternating nights? Sort of like what I used to do, have a book to read in the lounge and a book to read in the bedroom (before I got married, of course)

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    • Mossel

      April 29, 2016 at 15:24

      First play DA:I, then W3. Not the other way around. There are so many little things that DA couldn’t get right that W3 completely nailed that it will irritate you. Like walking over rocks! I mean really!?

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      • miaau

        April 30, 2016 at 07:05

        Played both. Da:I had faults, but I enjoyed it. Too big is a big fault. Needlesly big. Why not then have a big city as well? Just wild lands

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  5. RinceThis

    April 29, 2016 at 13:22

    Aw yesss

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  6. Richard Scott

    April 29, 2016 at 13:26

    This is the best game I’ve played in a very long time. Still playing it and taking it all in.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 29, 2016 at 13:32

      Awesome!

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    • Loftus

      April 29, 2016 at 13:41

      Gwent is the best!

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      • miaau

        April 29, 2016 at 14:14

        I can honestly say i did not massively enjoy it. It was ok for a while.

        Maybe on next playthrough?

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  7. ElimiNathan

    April 29, 2016 at 13:43

    I’ve recently gotten back into The Witcher 3 and what a game it still is. Definitely want to finish it and the expansions

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  8. oVg

    April 29, 2016 at 15:02

    Take my money

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  9. Mossel

    April 29, 2016 at 15:22

    I’ve started to like DA:I, due to my lack of playing W3 for the last year. Cant wait to get the expansions so I can enjoy W3 again and rant about how crap DA:I is in comparison.

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  10. Truth Hurts!

    April 29, 2016 at 15:55

    Wonder how big the download size will be this time.
    Seriously, between UC4 and this, this waiting is forever taking.

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