The Witcher 3 Delayed Until 2015
The Witcher 3 is being delayed until February 2015.
CD Projekt RED announced the postponement today in an open letter from the company’s board citing its desire to deliver a game that will “expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks and develop [RPGs] as a whole.”
“We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again,” said the studio’s statement.
“We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.”
Originally announced back in February 2013, The Witcher 3 will feature more than 100 hours of scripted quests and will additionally be the first in the series to feature an open world. While CD Projekt RED neglected to explain exactly which elements of the game were most directly behind this delay, personnel inside the company have described the game’s open world nature as “challenging” in the past.