Posted on December 8, 2014, Ron Whitaker The Witcher 3 Delayed, Now Launching in May 2015
In an open letter to fans and press, CD Projekt Red announced today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed 12 weeks to May 2015.
The Witcher 3 was originally slated to release on February 24, 2015, but CD Projekt apparently needs more time to finish the title. Saying that they had “set the release date too hastily,” the company cited the desire to “make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play.”
The Witcher 3 is now set to release on May 19, 2015
The letter can be read in its entirety below, and you can learn more about the game by checking out our hands-off preview from E3 2014.
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