The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine release date may have slipped out


Blood and Wine, the second and final Witcher 3: Wild Hunt DLC, will be out on “07 czerwca 2016,” if the Polish gaming site GRYOnline is to be believed. And that, according to Google translate and WCCFTech, which captured a screen of the listing before it was deleted, means June 7.

That's far from official, of course, but it does fall within the “first half of 2016” window that CD Projekt has been bandying about since late last year. It's also very near the end of that period, and since the studio cited that target as recently as a couple of days ago on Twitter, it's not unreasonable to expect that this leaked date is probably at least close to the mark.

Blood and Wine is set in the previously unseen realm of Touissant, a nation within Nilfgaard that harbors a dark and bloody secret. CD Projekt says it will add another 20 hours of play to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but aside from that, and a pair of screens it released in December, it's remained entirely mum about what's coming.

I've emailed the studio to ask if this date is accurate. I don't expect anyone to confirm it one way or the other but on the off-chance it happens, I'll let you know.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.