Marcin Iwiński has clarified some of the details in regards to the exclusive deal with Microsoft for the Xbox One version of the upcoming multiplatform video game, "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt." According to a report from Kotaku on Aug. 16, the co-founder of CD Projekt Red disclosed that he understood that fans are frustrated with the exclusive bonuses that will be added to the limited edition of the game on Microsoft's next-generation system. CD Projekt Red confirmed recently that the Xbox One version is going to exclusive get a cloth map and two decks of the Gwent card game.
The announcement did not make many gamers happy, especially those who already reserved the limited edition for the PC or PS4. However, Marcin Iwiński reassured that the exclusivity deal on the Xbox One won't be extended to the in-game content. As a result, no exclusive DLC would be released on any of the systems. The gameplay should remain the same in terms of content on the PS4, Xbox One and PC as well.
Marcin Iwiński also provided an explanation as to why his company decided to partner with Microsoft Studios. The co-founder admitted that "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" needed more visibility. Despite all of the positive press, the sequel most likely will have a hard time selling to other players who are not fans of the role-playing genre. As a result, they decided to sign a deal with Microsoft Studios.
"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" won't be published by Microsoft Studios, however. Instead, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is going to distribute the software product in North America while Bandai Namco Games will be the European publisher. Finally, CD Projekt Red is going to publish the same title in their native Poland region. The open-world action role-playing game is slated to launch next year on Feb. 24. A new screen from the sequel can be seen near the top of this article (via the official "Witcher" Facebook page).