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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed

by on 08/12/2014
 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has now experienced a second delay, with its release date being pushed back to May 19, 2015. Developer CD Projekt Red has announced in an open letter that due to the ambition of the game build, there are still bugs to fix and features that are not yet working correctly that require maintenance.

Given that the game is set to have over 100 hours of content along with an all-star cast containing the likes of Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance, it’s perhaps no surprise that the game is requiring a lot of work and it’s nice that the developers want to ensure a quality product rather than simply running out a rush job requiring a year of patching before it’s actually complete. It’s still a shame to see what looks to be a great game delayed though and we can only hope it’s worth the wait.

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For more information, the full open letter is below.

“Dear Gamers,

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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