The Witcher 3 Delayed Again Until May 19, 2015
In an open letter to its fans CD Projekt Red has announced that it is delaying the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt one more time to give it the extra bit of attention the massive title deserves. The epically sized games is now set to hit retail on May 19, 2015 as opposed to its second original release date of February 2015.
This may come as a blow to fans of the franchise, but as CD Projekt Red explains in the letter, “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,” it’s clear that the game isn’t ready in its current state, so rather than dump a buggy mess on eager gamers, CD is taking the time it requires to ensure the best possible launch experience. The delay definitely stinks, but after a fall that saw multiple AAA titles release with game changing glitches, it’s definitely the right move.
You can read the full letter below, or check it out on the official website.
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
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