The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Has Gone Gold Ahead of May Release Date

by Kyle Hanson

CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold according to the developer. This means that principle work on the game has been completed, the code has been finalized, and discs are being manufactured. Any work now will go toward patches and future DLC. After a ton of delays that pushed the game out of 2014 and into 2015, this is certainly good news for fans who have had to wait much longer than they originally anticipated. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released on May 19th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you aren’t quite set on whether or not you want to pick up The Withcer 3 just yet, click here to check out our hands-on preview and interview with the developer from PAX East 2015. Of course, those who played previous games The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will have a richer experience. However, the team has placed a heavy emphasis on familiarizing new players with the world and the story of Geralt.

Check out the full press release below:

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt going GOLD

“We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “From the corrupt nobles in Novigrad to ancient monsters lurking in deep forests, to the bustling cities, colorful ports and breathtaking vistas; all the people, all the places — we literally spent tens of thousands of hours to turn all that into an adventure that will kick your ass and make you want to come for more,” adds Badowski. “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone GOLD and will soon be yours!” he concludes.

Garnering over 200 prestigious awards before launch, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is CD PROJEKT RED’s most ambitious endeavour up to date. Set within a truly open world, the game puts you in the role of a wandering bounty hunter and monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia. In The Witcher, you take on the greatest contract of your life — tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

The game is scheduled to launch May 19th, 2015, on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation®4.