[UPDATE] CD Projekt Red’s Marcin Momot told GameSpot that the 10-15 GB file size pertains specifically to the expansion itself. There will also be a patch for all players that goes live alongside the update, but it will be smaller in size, he said.
The original story is below.
With the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s Blood and Wine expansion now less than two weeks away, CD Projekt Red has revealed some new information about it.
First, community manager Marcin Momot wrote on Twitter that an upcoming update, presumably the one for Blood and Wine, is expected to be around 10-15 GB. The actual file size will vary depending on what platform you’re playing on; CD Projekt Red will announce further specifics “soon,” Momot said.
Momot did not say if this “update” is actually the Blood and Wine expansion or a patch that will go up alongside the add-on that all players will need to download. We have contacted Momot in an attempt to get more details and will update this post with anything we hear back.
By comparison, October’s Hearts of Stone was 3.5 GB on PS4 and 4.73 GB on Xbox One, while the expansion’s Steam page mentions you need 10 GB of free hard drive space. That Blood and Wine would be much larger is no surprise, given it contains substantially more content than the first expansion.
The other piece of Blood and Wine news is that CD Projekt Red has released the expansion’s theme music, which was composed by the base game’s music director Marcin Przybyłowicz. The powerful track includes vocals by Laura Doddington (the lullaby part at the start) and Jessica Jeza Vautor, who comes in later. It’s a pretty powerful piece; listen to it in the video above.
Blood and Wine is scheduled to launch on May 31 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Earlier today, CD Projekt Red released a new trailer for it that showed off the expansion’s gorgeous but foreboding city.