CD Projekt Red has made some big announcements yesterday concerning The Witcher series, confirming that those who already have it on the PC will receive a free copy as a backup, and that they’ll be able to pre-load the Enhanced Edition update next week.The Witcher 2 came out on PC last year and is currently getting ready to re-appear on the platform, as well as on the Xbox 360 console, in the form of The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition.
While current owners of the game on the PC already knew that they’ll get the Enhanced Edition content for free, developer CD Projekt Red has now announced some extra benefits that will come their way.
First up is the fact that no matter where they got their copy of the game on the PC (retail, Steam, or other digital services), they’ll receive a free copy of The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition via the studio’s GoG service, without any sort of DRM (Digital Rights Management) software.
On April 17, when the Enhanced Edition is released, all they need to do is head over to GoG and follow a simple procedure to redeem their free backup copy.
What’s more, current owners of the game will be able to pre-download the content in the Enhanced Edition next week, on April 11. This add-on will be handled like a regular update but will only activate on April 17, once the Enhanced Edition is actually released.
A few other announcements were made by CD Projekt Red, including the arrival of a Mac version of The Witcher 1: Enhanced Edition. Those who already have it on Steam will get the Mac edition for free, while those who don’t, need to pay just $9.99 / 7.99 EUR.
Another great detail is the fact that a special The Witcher comic will be released for free on the iOS platform on April 17, giving owners of iPads or iPhones the chance to check out a new set of adventures starring Geralt of Rivia.
Last but most certainly not least, Xbox 360 owners can get in on a special crowdsourced review program, which consists of giving away 1,000 review copies for free to those interested in writing about the game. If you want to score a free game, check out the details at this link.
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