The developer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED, has responded as to why the Xbox One version of the Collector’s Edition has exclusive items the PS4 and PC versions don’t.
Exclusivity has been a touchy topic all week during Gamescom. It started with the fact that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed exclusive for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This didn’t go well with PlayStation and PC gamers. Now it was announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be getting a Collector’s Edition. This is cool and all, but the Xbox One again is getting exclusive items PlayStation and PC gamers won’t be getting. Obviously gamers have been venting online about the recent events for Xbox One getting everything.
CD Projekt CD left a huge statement as to why the Xbox One is getting the exclusive items for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:
“What is the reason? Why are we doing this? We need the support of partners to make our game visible worldwide. This should hopefully translate to better sales, which will in consequence allow us to do what we have been doing for the last 10 years, i.e. reinvest this money to make more great RPGs, while still sticking to our values.”
“If you still consider that adding two decks of Gwent cards and a map of the in-game world to the Xbox One CE equals us betraying our values and not fulfilling our promises, well, it does make us sad, but the final call is always yours to make.”
It sounds like Microsoft has been a good partner that would help promote The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This is the main reason why the Xbox One is getting the exclusive content. CD Projekt CD did promise more exclusive content for the game will be announced “in the coming months”. Maybe PS4 and PC gamers are getting different stuff of their own in the future.