The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was initially scheduled for a release this Fall but has now been pushed back to early 2015.
In an open letter addressed to fans, developer CD Projekt RED explained that work on the third installment began with the team bent on taking 11 years of experience in creating RPGs and then showcasing that in a “crowning achievement.” The game will not be rushed and the delay will enabled them to achieve a quality that “gamers expect from us.”
“We have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole,” said CD Projekt RED. “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 recently re-examined 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.”
The letter did not mention as to what aspect of the game made them delay the game. It would had been great to know what portion of Wild Hunt the developer is looking to make even better.
At the end CD Projekt apologized to its fan base who were hoping to play the game this year. It goes without saying that the notion of having to wait more to conclude Geralt’s story is not great. However the developer has promised that the wait will be worth it.
“We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt having been pushed to next year means that RPG fans can invest their time this year in BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition.