On the eve of launch, CD Projekt Red has announced that the limited edition copies of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt‘s Hearts of Stone expansion – originally planned to ship today in tandem with the DLC’s launch – will hit retail shelves “several days” later than expected.
Confirming the slight delay via the studio’s blog, CD Projekt Red apologized for any inconvenience caused, and assured early adopters that an update will be provided in the coming days. According to the post, the decision to postpone the premium edition of the DLC came down to “logistical problems.”
Dear North American gamers, as you might have heard, we prepared a special boxed edition of Hearts of Stone that was supposed to be sold in GameStop stores all over America.
However, it has come to our attention that, due to logistical problems, customers will be unable to obtain the physical edition of the game for several days after launch. We are working with GameStop to fix this situation as soon as possible and deeply apologize for the inconvenience.
Containing more than 10 hours of new RPG goodness, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt‘s maiden expansion introduces fresh quests, bounties and areas for Geralt to roam around in. It forms the first installment of the studio’s two-part story DLC arc, with Blood and Wine primed to bring the curtain down on Wild Hunt in 2016. It was initially due in early 2016, though CD Projekt Red has broadened the potential launch window to include the entire first half of the year.
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt‘s Hearts of Stone add-on is available digitally from today, October 13, across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Those who have placed money down early for the aforementioned limited edition, though, will have to wait that little while longer. Blood and Wine, meanwhile, will conclude Wild Hunt‘s story DLC in the first half of 2016.