The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed once again by developer CD Projekt Red. The game was originally slated to hit in Fall 2014, before it was pushed back to February 2015. Now that date has slipped once again to May 19th, 2015. The cause of the delay is said to be the sheer scope of the title, which has resulted in the team needing more time than originally thought. While this might be disappointing to those who have been waiting to play the game for quite a long time, it does feel like a good move if the game would have been headed toward a rocky launch. In a year full of broken games, it is nice to see a developer who is willing to delay in order to make their game better.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Check out the full press release below:
Ever since we started working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we knew it would be an ambitious game. We wanted, and still aim, to give you an incredible experience, an epic adventure in a vast, completely open fantasy universe.
The sheer size and complexity of The Witcher, key features of the title, have had a decisive impact on production. Now, nearing the end of our work, we see many details that need to be corrected. When we release the most important game in our studio’s history, we must be absolutely sure that we did everything we could to limit any bugs to a level that will allow you to enjoy the game thoroughly.
With this in mind, we took another look at current workloads and what they mean for the team. Even though everyone is working at full speed, we concluded that we need another 12 weeks, so we are shifting the release date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to May 19th, 2015.
We owe you an apology. We set the release date too hastily. It’s a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future. We know what we want to do to make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play. And we continue to work hard to achieve just that. So, we apologize and ask for your trust.
Thank you for the all support you show us on a daily basis. We truly do appreciate it. It has fueled us in our passion since the start and will continue to do so.
The Board of CD PROJEKT SA