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.

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13 Comments on The Witcher 3 Delayed Until 2015

R.J>

On March 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Fine by me.

nightmare

On March 12, 2014 at 7:14 am

If a game gets pushed back its a good thing. It means the company actually cares how their product looks and I personally dont mind waiting for them to make their game better.

Kika

On March 15, 2014 at 6:01 am

It is a pity, really. Let us hope that this is only the good will come out and it does not hurt. I hope only that the Lords of the Fallen will come in time and will be what to do to February;)

Gorgonen

On March 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

@nightmare: Didn’t You noticed, that there is many more titles on nextgen’s that are delayed? Does it ring any bell?
IMO – the only reason of all this delays – Witcher 3 too – is that next-gens are not as popular, as dev thougt it will be. So they wait until there will be much more new consoles sold. That’s all.
They don’t care about quality, about players, they don’t care even about opinion about them. They just care about the money.

Brix

On March 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

They don’t know what to do now. A few weekd ago they said The Witcher 3 will be release in this year. Now .what they change their mind? From day to day? For me this is unthinkable I a little disappointed

Buba

On March 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

Maybe they think about the players but more in terms of how many players will buy their game. I do not understand how they could provide about the release of this year and suddenly change the mind because he supposedly turned out that they still so many things to improve? Weird these explanations.

Brix

On March 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Yeas I agree with you Buba. CD Project RED have weird explanations. Honestly I don’t believe them. Maybe they want wait for more next-gen consoles will sold. We can only speculate they never tell us true.

_OMG_

On March 23, 2014 at 5:21 am

As always Im waiting for a game to come out and delay freaking delay. Maybe next time give your bright ideas a time at the begining, and suprise us by releasig a game 1 mounth earlier. STOP this delaying!!!

tank103

On March 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

Right, they delay the game to upgrade it and in 2015 we will have to download patch after patch to repair the bugs or another things so what for is that delay? The wait for new consoles in my opinion to earn more at start.

Betti85

On March 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

If you can’t keep up the deadline, then why even bother to designate it

Please Wait Loading

On March 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I’m not interested in they earnings im interested to have a freaking good game just like they promised. It is like I promise something to someone and when the time comes sorry you have to wait another year. Next time give yourself more time at the begining and dont tell lies us!!!

Lazarus

On March 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

No! another year of waiting, and it will probably be a lot of mistakes in the game, so why the delay? for cash? 2 part in my opinion was not so good, I wanted to see what will be the third and here still need to wait and wait … not good!

Brix

On March 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I think so too. Too much waiting for this game. I’m almost sure that CD Project RED don’t finished The Witcher 3 in 100% to February. Probably a month or two after release extended edition of the game will comes out with amendments.