“Wait for the Game of the Year Edition,” they tell you, tapping their nose conspiratorially. “Never pay a milliner – you can restore your hat by felting your navel fluff,” they hiss. “And remember to hang fennel above your door to ward off witches.”
I’m not sure how useful the GotY tip is now, given that games and their DLC season passes go on sale every other week, but I know some of you still believe. If you have been waiting for a GotY Edition before playing The Witcher 3 [official site], then I bring good news: that’s out today. For the rest of us, hey, a new patch is here too.
The Witcher 3’s Game of the Year Edition contains, as these things will, The Witcher 3 plus its two ace expansions and all those little bits of DLC. It was a great game then and it’s a great game now. No, us being all about Rocket League last year doesn’t mean I can’t say The Witcher 3 earned all those ‘game of the year’ plaudits.
The Witcher 3 GotY is £34.99/49,99€/$49.99 on Steam and GOG. You can also buy the GotY Edition in a ‘box’, which I believe is a type of console, from a place called a ‘games shop’, which I understand is a punishment zone for teenagers.
Launching alongside all this is Update 1.30. Changes including fixes for uncompletable quests, new controller prompt icons for PlayStation controllers, and a proper swanky new look for Vimme Vivaldi. Check out the changelog for the full scoop.