‘The Witcher 3’ Unlock Date Revealed

Several reports have confirmed when exactly digital copies of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will be unlocked for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, although these reports have left it ambiguous as to whether the PC version of Witcher 3 will be unlocked at the same time. According to these reports, the game will be unlocked for players who have pre-ordered the game at 4 p.m. PDT/7p.m. EDT on May 18, a few hours before the game is scheduled to launch for non pre-order players on May 19.

In addition to getting to play a few hours early, anyone who pre-orders The Witcher 3 on PS4, Xbox One, or PC now through May 18 will save 10 percent, meaning they can buy the game for $54 instead of $60. However, the discount on Xbox One is only available to players who currently have an Xbox Gold account.

As the Inquisitr reported just over a week ago, Witcher 3 will be getting two full expansions as well as a lot of free DLC after its release. Even though all of the 16 different DLC packs will be free, the two expansions for the game will have to be purchased, although no price tag has yet been attached to the expansions. In a press release from the Witcher 3 developers, Marcin Iwinski commented on the expansion philosophy of the Polish studio.

“With the development of Wild Hunt coming to an end, the team has embarked upon the creation of two new really big adventures set in The Witcher universe. We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there.”

Witcher 3 offers a full open-world experience, allowing the player to essentially go anywhere and do pretty much anything in the game world. While many will focus on the combat and the story of the game, Witcher 3 has so much more to offer. What can be done in the game, aside from the combat and main story of the game, can be seen in the trailer below. The developers have also released how much hard drive space the game will take up on PC and consoles; both the PC and PlayStation 4 versions will take up 35GB and the Xbox One version will take up 30GB.

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