2015’s best game and GOTY awards gobbler — The Witcher 3 — is getting a GOTY Edition.
As expected, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition is happening, and will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 26nd.
The game was initially spotted on a German ratings board USK by @lifeflower.
Following the leak, CD Projekt’s Game Director Konrad Tomaskiewicz confirmed to Eurogamer that the Game of the Year Edition is real in the following statement:
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a gigantic effort for the entire studio, and both the team and me were amazed by the good reception of Geralt’s adventures. Since launch, we’ve released two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, which added a lot of new adventures to the already potent mix.
“With all the free DLC and updates the game received so far, including significant changes to the game’s interface and mechanics, many gamers have asked us if we’re working on some sort of a Game of the Year Edition. I’m happy to confirm – yes, plans are in motion to release such an edition. We’ll release more details, including the release date, in the future. In the meantime, I’d like to thank every fan of the game for their support – you’re really amazing!”
As mentioned above, expect to hear more details in the following weeks.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was not only my favorite game of 2015, it is my third favorite game of all time. All the add-ons were excellent. All the interface changes were excellent. And both expansions were excellent. Will I play the GOTY edition? Nope, no time. Will I still buy it to stare at, and support one of the best developers in the industry? Of course.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.