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Submitted by CallOfDutyFan 239d ago | news

CD Projekt Red: You'll Want To Pre-Order The Witcher 3 At GOG

Okay, so we don't know what the pre-order bonuses will be, but obviously, we should be excited.

If you opt to pre-order the upcoming epic role-playing adventure from CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, from the developer's own virtual storefront - GOG - you'll get some hefty goodies. (Industry, PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

ElementX  +   239d ago
On PC I'd rather buy on Steam for the achievements and cards.
Somebody  +   239d ago
Atm I'm torn between the two. I really want to get the GOG version because it's DRM free while the Steam cards and achievements don't interest me much.

Unfortunately GOG's own downloader is not as good as Steam and add my slow internet connection to the mix it will not be a pleasant experience. I usually ended up downloading huge games in multiple parts(the manual option) with the Orbit downloader instead.

Fortunately with digital downloads you get to experience such 'hardship' only once since GOG allows you to keep a backup of the installation(and patches later on) files. Still, CDP really need to beef up their own downloader first if they want people to get the GOG version of TW3 which will be huge in file size.
HighResHero  +   239d ago
I would still go with the GOG version if I was you :] That's not to say that Steam doesn't have anything worth while to offer.
I agree that GOG does need to work on their downloader and it's accessibility a bit.
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Somebody  +   239d ago
Both has their strengths. GOG's DRM free policy is the biggest draw between the two. When it comes to old games, casual or singleplayer only games then I would certainly choose the GOG version over Steam. Newer games that are several gigabytes in size would certainly make me choose the Steam version.

TW3 GOG edition(Ultimate/Definitve Edition? They called Diablo 3 on consoles as the perfect version because it doesn't have the PC version's always online DRM so a truly DRM-free TW3 deserve a better name than a GOG Edition) is pretty high in my choice. Oh, well. Still another year for GOG to fix their downloader and for me to prepare for a week of downloading with a download accelerator if they don't.
ATi_Elite  +   239d ago
I don't care about achievements or trophies,

I do care about a cheap price and FREE GOODIES!

Steam or GOG the battle is gonna be epic for TW3 sales.

I'm sure Gabe Newell will stop ALL development on Ricochet 2 Episode 3 to make sure Steam has a sale and some goodies to compete with GOG TW3 pre-order bonus.

Lmao
Somebody  +   239d ago
Depends on the goodies. I actually went to another city to get a retail copy The Witcher 2. It comes with some goodies like a map, a papercraft, a bonus CD and a cursed coin. Never looked at those stuff again after the first view and I dropped the coin under the car seat. Never bothered to recover it. I don't even know how it looked like. I wonder if it still there.

Hopefully TW3 will have useful digital gifts like exotic weapons and armor or hats that actually last throughout the game. It's sad to get a unique digital armor and weapon set in Kindoms of Amalur only to discard them later on when better ones appear. I forgot I have the codes for the special items so by the time I remembered to redeem them, some of the items that I found in game are better than the special ones.
ZodTheRipper  +   239d ago
I'll probably preorder through PSN.
gillri  +   239d ago
Id prefer a physcial copy thanks, I still got my Dark Edition of TW2 so I hope for a collectors edition for the PS4
Linchpin  +   239d ago
Gotta love GOG for the DRM-free games... so damn easy without being treated as a thief.
Erudito87  +   239d ago
Why can't sony and ms be like that? Instead they fear prehistoric retailers so they spike up the price of digital games.
Summons75  +   239d ago
and then keep them at full price years after stores drop prices to 20$. Physical > Digital
MilkMan  +   239d ago
PS4 baby, sorry.
BakPAin  +   239d ago
Nothing to be sorry about. Alot of gamers are doing the same.
Summons75  +   239d ago
I'm just going to walk into Best Buy that morning and buy the game.
WeAreLegion  +   239d ago
Still getting on Steam.
Dustinf11  +   239d ago
I have never bought a collectors edition. But, I think im going to have to break that cycle for this game. I have a literal "witcher 3 calendar" that I wake up to everyday and cross another day off. Ugh, its embarrassing... my own personal advent calender minus the neat piece of chocolate.

Dumb question; GOG is Digital and PC only? Im going the ps4 route (even though I would love to see this on a high end pc that I dont have)
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