Thereâ€™s no doubt that The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is CD Projekt REDâ€™s most ambitious title to date. Claiming to be both larger and more lively than the most recently heralded open-world RPG, Skyrim, the hype has been continually raised with each and every spectacular showing of the game. From E3 to San Diego Comic Con, the game was shaping up to be a gem, but another setback has occurred.
The Geoff Keighley show, aka The Game Awards, was held this past Friday. After seeing the newest trailer for the game, the banter started flying that the game was severely downgraded from its various public showings. It may be true that where thereâ€™s smoke thereâ€™s fire as CD Projekt RED just revealed, in a Facebook post, that the game will be delayed. Check that out below.
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 studioâ€™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. Itâ€™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
Delays in the industry are nothing out of the ordinary, especially with the release of the newest hardware. While it is a bit disheartening for the game to have another delay, Iâ€™d much rather have to wait for a title than for them to throw it out and have to wait for patches to get the best experience. The game now has a release date of May 19, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.