The game that nabbed the title of the most anticipated game of 2015, has been delayed. Yes, The Witcher 3 has moved from its February release date, to somewhere ion the middle of May. In an open letter to gamers, CD Projekt RED confirmed the delay.
“Ever since we started working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we knew it would be an ambitious game.” the open letter reads. “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.”
It’s not the game’s first delay. Originally scheduled for…right about now…the game was delayed to February 2015. It’ll now be coming along on May 19.
Last Updated: December 8, 2014