In a switch, you can now buy The Witcher 3 on the eShop without the DLC

More Witcher 3 DLC planned for 2021

Just the base version

While CD Projekt Red has its hands full with Cyberpunk 2077The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is still going strong.

It already dealt with its growing pains with a score of patches, and didn’t piss off investors or the entire industry in the process. As such, it would behoove the publisher to keep rolling with that goodwill as they attempt to put out the fires they caused themselves with Cyberpunk. In the meantime, there’s an interesting little option now for prospective Witcher 3 Switch players.

Originally, the game launched on Switch as a “Complete Edition” of sorts, and even came with the full version, DLC, included, on one physical game cart. But now there’s an extra option available to just buy the base edition of the game, sans DLC, which is live in the UK now. If that’s the sort of thing you’re into, and feel like you can’t get to the DLC at a later date (or not at all), it’s something you can do now.

As Nintendo Life points out, all prior owners of the Complete Edition automatically own this other “lite” version, likely to weed out any potential mishaps and refunds. It’s probably the least offensive way possible to roll something out like this! Better late than never.

The Witcher 3 [Nintendo via Nintendo Life]

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