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The Witcher 3 has been delayed until February 2015

CD Project Red has announced that it is delaying The Witcher 3 until February 2015.

In an open letter to fans, the developer said the following:

Dear Gamers, 

Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. 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.

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.

Dear Gamers - We know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.

Dear Shareholders – We are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.

The Board of CD PROJEKT SA

In essence then, one of our most highly anticipated RPG's of the year has been delayed until next year. 

Gutted much?

Edited On 11 Mar, 2014

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moro's avatar
moro 3 years ago
Yeah I'm gutted, but I appreciate their open honesty about the situation. People may moan about the delay, but if they release early to a buggy game, then those same people would complain about that. I say let them take the extra time to work on it.
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listerdaleo 3 years ago
Shame, but isnt so bad. not like been cancelled so.. ^^ plenty of other games to play since then aswell! Less bugs and glitches the better aswell! may also come around an improvement making it better than they thought aswell??
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
They shouldn't release it until they are 100% satisfied with the quality of the game. Till then I'm happy to wait since it will no doubt be an epic conclusion to the story of Geralt
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Do it right or not at all so if that means delaying it for now so be it.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
It's better to delay the game than releasing a buggy mess.
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Probably over-extended themselves with simultaneous console development I'd imagine. Shame... if EA can get Dragon Age Inquisition out the door this year that could end up stealing a lot of Witcher's thunder.
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Hymeleon 3 years ago
Not interested in game unless they'll bring a trilogy to Playstation. Problem is - they still will release a buggy game. There still wiil be multiple patches...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
& exactly what grounds does that comment hold Hymeleon?

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