CD Projekt Red: No More Delays for Witcher 3
Fans of The Witcher won’t have to endure any more delays for the third installment, promises CD Projekt Red.
In an interview with Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski said that the delay that pushed the game into February would be the only one for The Witcher 3.
“This is not our first game; we are not newbies,” he said. “It’s not like ‘hey we are delaying and we’ll keep on delaying’. If we would think we need more time we would say ‘hey we’ll release it not in Feb but, I don’t know, June’. We made the decision at the moment we were able to judge how much time we needed, and we planned it well and it works well for us. So, no more delays.”
Iwinski also said that the company took this delay in order to make The Witcher 3 the best game possible, and acknowledged that The Witcher 2 could have used more time before release. “We could have done a better job for The Witcher 2 when we released it,” he said.
“You can always take more time on a game, especially with huge games. You’re never able to plan perfectly, and then the closer you get to shipping, the more you see ‘oh I could use these [extra] two-three months…’”
While delays aren’t always a good thing, it does sound like CD Projekt has all the right reasons for delaying The Witcher 3. We’ll have to wait until February to see if the delay was worth the wait, but so far, it at least seems like their rationale for the delay is the right one.
In the meantime, the company showed off new logos for both CD Projekt Red and The Witcher 3. You can check those out below.