Spoiler warning: this article contains spoilers for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt expansions.
Fans of The Witcher are going wild once again for a fan concept DLC pack that will never see the light of day.
Developer CDProjekt Red released two expansions for the hit RPG. While new cosmetic items are coming to the game later this year, there are no plans to release another new expansion.
However, that hasn’t stopped fans from dreaming up their own ideas for adventures that Geralt could go on. Sands of Ofir is an incredibly detailed student project that ponders what could have happened between the events of the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions.
A full treatment document is available to view on Google Drive, and showcases some incredible research and ideas. It proposes that Geralt is hunted down after killing the Ofieri Prince at the beginning of the Hearts of Stone DLC. The story would take Geralt to a brand new location in the Ofieri Desert as he faces the Sultan of the Ofir.
Ottoman culture and Arabian mythology heavily inspires Ofir’s design. Tokaryuk has done extensive research, collating several reference images for what the DLC could have looked like. Concept art for all new weapons, armours, and new enemy types are all explained in detail in the treatment document.
They’ve got curved swords… Curved. Swords.
The work that Tokaryuk has put together is mightily impressive. However, it’s also bittersweet as we’ll never actually get to experience the ideas that they’ve come up with. While I’m sure that millions of players would love an opportunity to player as Geralt once again, some Redditors point out that a new expansion wouldn’t fit with the ending of Blood and Wine.
‘The problem is that the ending of Blood and Wine was too good of a proper end to the Witcher trilogy with the final dialogue and the fourth wall breaking look,’ writes TheRedBeta73. ‘I don’t think a new DLC would do justice.’
The Witcher 3 will re-release on new consoles later this year. It’ll bring overhauled ray traced visuals to the PC and new gen platforms, though a release date has not yet been confirmed. At the same time, cosmetic DLC will bring items themed around the Netflix adaptation of the series. That additional content will be available for free on previous versions of the game, too.
Witcher fever seems to be taking the world by storm. The series saw several references at the recent Olympics in Tokyo. One gymnastics team even performed a routine to the official soundtrack of The Witcher 3. Elsewhere, fans have only just uncovered a rare interaction in the game after 600 hours of playing.
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Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt Red