CD Projekt RED Explains Why The Witcher 3 was Delayed, Progress Details Also Shared

The developer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED held their financial report presentation today and while they were at it, quite a handful of details were shared about their upcoming action role playing game.

To start off, they explained why they chose not to release The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt this year. Their primary reasons included a lack of competition in the market and the fact that there would be more next-gen consoles in the market when they release it in 2015 which would naturally account for greater number of sales.

These reasons were in addition to a need for a better polished game and better marketing.

Other than this, they detailed where The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt stands in terms of development right now. They are already done with the dialogue lines and in fact, voice-overs are being done as we speak. The game world has also been completed which means all the locations and key gameplay mechanics are in place. What’s more, the game can be played in full in its current condition.

Graphics and animations are nearly done but they need a bit more work and so do the physical elements of the collector’s edition.

As far as the areas that are a work in progress are concerned, the list is quite small. It includes certain side-quests, certain voice-overs, testing and balancing, REDEngine3 optimization and lastly a continuous attempt to improve the quality of the game’s assets.

The developer also detailed its future plans which you can read in full from the NeoGAF thread that has translated the Polish presentation slides into English.

Are you eager to get your hands on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?