‘It’s a new story and deserves to have its music written from scratch.’
The Witcher 3‘s soundtrack is underrated- as I’ve said before, it does a fine job of enhancing immersion by adding to the ambience, while still being melodically pleasing. But it has been used for a 100 hour+ long game, as well as a 20 hour+ long expansion- so at this point, I’d understand if you were tired of it a bit.
Which is why you will probably be happy to know that the upcoming Witcher 3 expansion, Blood and Wine, will have completely new music, done specifically for the expansion from the ground up. n a recent interview with Gamepressure, The Witcher 3 composer, Marcin Przybylowicz, talked about the music for the upcoming add on.
“Yes, Mikolai [Stroinski] will be back in the new expansion, we also have a new composer on board – Piotrek Musial, who is behind music for games of 11 bit studios, including This War of Mine that received multiple awards,” he said. “The three of us are working on the music for Blood and Wine, and it will be completely new. We’re not using any pieces that were written before, because we get a completely new area, new characters, and a new plot. They deserve to have their music written from scratch.”
So that’s good to know, though honestly I would have been fine with the existing soundtrack. That said, CD Projekt RED have repeatedly mentioned that this is their best work yet, so it makes sense that they want to go the extra mile for it.