The Witcher Special Edition Delayed to August/September; Console in Doubt
According to an exclusive interview with CD Projekt RED’s project manager Maciej Sachmaci?ski, The Witcher Speciial Edition has been delayed until August or September. The delay was announced earlier, but CD Projekt had no date for the announcement.
The other new information on The Witcher from the interview is about a possible console edition. In the article, Maciej clearly states that there is a console version is in the works. However, the interview has been updated with information that throws some doubt as to whether the console will actually see the light of day.
Since the grrr.pl interview is in Polish and the internet translation to English is somewhat broken, I can’t be sure. However I’ve found no other confirmation on official sites or from my contacts that verify the console version.
It seems that cost may be problematic. If anyone knows Polish or just has a better translator and can clarify this statement that would be great. Here’s the excerpt and the rough translation. Make your own judgment.
AKTUALIZACJA 5 MAJA 2008
po publikacji wywiadu dotar?y do nas informacje, ?e niestety do powstania wersji Wied?mina na konsol? jeszcze daleka droga. CD Projekt bierze to oczywi?cie pod uwag?, ale póki co bada tylko mo?liwo?ci produkcyjne w polskich warunkach.
Od podj?cia decyzji jeste?my póki co jeszcze do?? dalecy, wci?? zbieramy informacje – powiedzia? nam Krzysztof Szarski, Mened?er ds. Marketingu. Oczywi?cie stworzenie Wied?mina na konsol? by?o by wspania?e i bardzo chcemy by uda?o si? to zrealizowa? (zw?aszcza ze Wied?min mia?by szans? zawojowa? kraje gdzie gra si? g?ównie na konsolach) – jednak wersja konsolowa musi by? na tak samo wysokim poziomie jak wersja na PC. w realnym czasie, za realne jak na polskie warunki pieni?dze. To wszystko póki co mo?e okaza? si? nie mo?liwe.
Which very roughly translates to:
They have reached we informations after publication of interview, that unfortunately, for revolt of version on console far else expensive (dear) < way > Wied?mina. Certainly < obvious > it takes project under note CD, but while that researches productive capabilities in polish conditions only.
We are from decision-making while that enough far else, we assemble (collect) informations still krzysztof has said us – Szarski, manager for affairs marketing. Certainly < obvious > creation was fine on console Wied?mina and especially it imitate (manage) would have realize (accomplish) from (with) very chance want ( country Wied?min zawojowa? where however, game must be as version on consoles on just the same high level on mainly version PC ) – konsolowa. In real time, for real as money on polish conditions. Everything it while that can turn out not possible.