The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed To 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn't going to come out this year, but CD Projekt says it will be worth the wait.
CD Projekt announced today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will ship in February 2015 and not later this year, as had originally been planned. In an "open letter," the company said its goal for The Witcher 3 is to create a game that will properly "crown" the many years it's put into the franchise. It's an ambitious endeavor - the first two Witcher games were pretty fantastic, after all - and after looking at the current state of the game the studio decided to hold off on putting it out.
"We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned." it wrote. "Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us."
It's disappointing, but good news, too. It's hard to be cynical about CD Projekt, so if they say the extra time will be put to good use, I'm inclined to accept it at face value. More to the point, it's not a terribly lengthy delay: The Witcher 3 was initially slated to hit near the end of this year, so early 2015 only represents a wait of a few more months, a relatively minor postponement in the grand scheme of things.
Like I said in another topic about this three minutes ago, I am relieved. It's actually good news for me due to various factors.
Given how ambitious this game is I also take it as a good sign that they are taking the time they need.
On the plus side, I can now wait a little longer to buy myself that PS4.
The gameplay trailers for this game make it look like the Witcher 2 and Skyrim had a love-child. No wonder they need a few extra months to finish it up.
Arg, but the additional waiting is agony!
The only problem I have with this is that means I doubt we will see Cyberpunk until at least 2017. CD Projekt is to small to have been running both projects at the same time.
The good thing is that it will delay my need for a new GPU. =)
Good lads cd projekt, gives more time to upgrade.
On the one hand, I love how CD Projekt is putting the time and effort into making this the best game they possibly can.
On the other hand... aaaaaaawwwwww, two more months? aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww
Its a shame but I feel like they have built trust through honestly and consumer loyalty. If they say they need more time I feel like its probably a good thing and not something to worry about. At least until they slip up and prove me wrong I will give them the benefit of the doubt.
Well from what we can see about this game it looks like its going to be worth the wait. and at least they are not rushing it out through the door like some other companies....