Since W3 Goty is going to be released, will owners of the base game plus season pass get the GOTY version for free, both on Steam or Gog?
I interpret it to mean you have to buy.
Yeah everything I have read says that you have to purchase GotY, it is not going to be given to owners of the base game + expansion pass for free as far as I can tell.
All the GotY is Base game + 16 DLCs + Both Expansions + all patches already out - on one disc (or in one download).
So assuming one already has all of the above, one already has the GotY version of the game. If you want to buy a second copy of the exact same thing, I'm sure they would appreciate it - but I don't think it's necessary for them to give me what I already have ... because I already have it.