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'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' timed-exclusive release date and more addressed

'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' in-game screenshot
'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' in-game screenshot
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, used with permission

Marcin Iwinski of CD Projekt Red has addressed some concerns in regards to the exclusivity of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt." According to a report from Game Skinny on May 21, the co-founder of the development studio confirmed that no DLC will be made available for just one platform. He also revealed that they aren't going to delay the video game even if a company decided to pay money for timed-exclusivity.

Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment have been using exclusive deals in order to sway customers to buy a specific game on the Xbox and Playstation platforms. For example, the DLC for "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" will be coming first for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One while "Watch Dogs" comes with 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay on the PS3 and PS4. According to the aforesaid comments made by Marcin Iwinski, however, "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" won't be a part of any exclusive deals.

The sequel was part of the press conference held by Microsoft Studios at E3 2013. Viewers got to see the first gameplay video of the open-world action role-playing title during the media briefing. Despite the showing, CD Projekt Red does not intend to partner with the console manufacturer of the Xbox One next-generation system.

The timed-exclusivity tactic is more rare when compared to exclusive DLC. Third-party companies have more to lose when not releasing the same game on all platforms at once. As a result, Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment usually have to pay more as opposed to going after exclusive DLC packs.

The development for "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" is still far from complete as the software product has been pushed back until the second month of 2015. CD Projekt Red signed with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to distribute the video game in North America. The development team went with Bandai Namco Games to publish the game in most European regions. A screenshot from the official Facebook page of "Witcher" can be viewed near the top of this article.