With The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings launching today, developer CD Projekt RED has announced that all downloadable content created for the RPG will be free for all registered users. This'll kick off with a new side-quest available today.
"Let me announce that all our DLCs will be FREE. All of them," RED revealed in a Facebook Q&A session yesterday. "If anything will be for purchase, those will be expansion packs."
The first free piece of Witcher 2 DLC is available today, in the form of a new side-quest said to offer "as much as 90 minutes of additional gameplay," named 'Troll Trouble.' RED explains that in the quest, "Geralt encounters a sentient but flawed beast and must decide its fate while dealing with pressures from perhaps more sentient but also more flawed humans."
"With The Witcher 2 now released, we're eager to see what people will say after playing it. At the same time, we're not ready to rest, take a long vacation or just count our sales. We're continuing to work just as hard!" game director Adam Badowski said in an announcement today. "An example is the DLC we've made available today. It's only the first in our DLC 4 FREE series for registered users, and we're also planning various other goodies to help encourage everyone to register."
However, registering is easier said than done at this precise moment. Perhaps due to the launch day rush, registration seems to be slightly wonky, and it might take you a fair few attempts to get through. Still, once you're in, hey, free DLC for life. That's not too shabby, now is it?