I am busy downloading Witcher 3 now, and will probably be done in about a day and a half's time (slow connection here...).
I would just like to know: Will I still need to download the updates after I have downloaded the game, or does the initial download include the updates?
Steam shows the total download size is about 30.5 GB for me. Read on forums that download size was about 22.9 GB when the game came out. So that most probably means that patches, etc. are included in the current download. If anyone can confirm this, I would be grateful.
I'm asking because I had a bad experience with The Elder scrolls online, where the updates that I still needed to download were about half the size of the initial download (which was about 40 - 50 gigs IIRC).
Finished downloading the game. It includes the latest patch, i.e. I did not have to download any additional patches to be able to play the game.