Witcher 3 Dev Promises "No More Delays"

Witcher 3 Dev Promises "No More Delays"

The Witcher 3 screen

CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski says the studio now has all the time it needs and that it won't be delayed beyond any further.

Back in March, CD Projekt RED disappointed RPG fans around the world when it revealed that its highly anticipated game The Witcher 3 wouldn't be releasing in 2014 as originally planned and, instead, was being pushed back until February 2015. The developer blamed the postponement on its desire to ensure the "quality" of the game. That being the case, the company has recently come out to assure its customers that this delay will be the only one.

"This is not our first game; we are not newbies," said studio co-founder Marcin Iwinski in a recent interview. "It's not like 'hey we are delaying and we'll keep on delaying'. If we would think we need more time we would say 'hey we'll release it not in [February] but, I don't know, June'. We made the decision at the moment we were able to judge how much time we needed, and we planned it well and it works well for us. So, no more delays."

This will undoubtedly be seen as good news by the franchise's numerous and devoted fans who, according to Iwinski, actually reacted to the delay announcement with a fair amount of understanding. "We were really positively surprised with the response," he said. "It was 'hey guys, great that you have the balls to say that you take your time." It will, of course, have to be seen if the end result was worth the wait. That said, just based on the company's past offerings, it's not hard to understand why gamers might be more willing to show some patience.

Source: Eurogamer

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I'll take a quality product I can play over and over again over a rushed POS that cash grabs anyday. Take your time with Witcher 3 guys. We can wait for you to deliver on all promises

I don't even care. Still haven't finished the second one yet so it's not like I'm really hurting for this to come out. I much prefer they make the game that's faithful to their vision and don't mind how long it takes.

The great thing about this series is it looks like the fanbase will always be hyped for it regardless of how long it takes as they/we have faith that the wait will be worth it.

This article could probably have done with a couple delays of its own. "[...]fair amount of understand." Nice one.

THANK YOU FOR DELAYING IT!

I would have failed SOOOO many tests if this game got released when it was supposed to.

I'll just put my cash on the table, and leave it there. Take the cash, take your time - and feel free to notify me at some point in the future. Maybe at release, maybe when you release one of the 12 FREE huge patches. And by all means, lemme know if the cash on the table isn't enough - here's my CC number, just in case.

They said it bogs down a 780 Ti to 30 fps on max. They can take as much time as they want, because I want fur physics on my 770 damn it.

The stuff they are doing is above and beyond what we normally see. They have an excuse to delay.

Take your time guys. I still need to do a 2nd playthrough of The Witcher 2 first.

The Artificially Prolonged:
Take your time guys. I still need to do a 2nd playthrough of The Witcher 2 first.

Don't forget to take the other option so you see the entirely different second chapter!? It's brilliant, I love CD Projekt, they are so cool about everything, from DRM to release schedules.

Here's my money, upfront, on the table, just call me when you're done and I'll happily add more if that's not enough.

 

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