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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed Again

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm by Justin Cavender

The Witcher 3- Wild Hunt Screenshot

Earlier today CD PROJEKT RED announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed to May 19, 2015. The studio released an open letter explaining “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.” Sounds fair to us.

Of course this isn’t the first time the game has been delayed–back in May 2014, the studio released a similar statement that read “we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us.” thus, pushing release date from the end of 2014 to February 2015.

CD PROJEKT RED has kept their fans abreast of the game’s development and has even promised 16 free pieces of DLC to anyone who purchases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Not because of these delays, but rather to show their appreciation to the fans for purchasing the game. Classy move, guys. Uptown all the way.

Check out the opening cinematic and take the time to read their open letter explaining the need for further delays. From what we’ve seen of gameplay footage, The Witcher 3 looks to be an amazing experience and quite possibly the flagship to the current generation of consoles.

Dear Gamers,

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

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 19, 2015.

Source: CD PROJEKT RED

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