The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed for Second Time, Now Launching in May

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed, yet again, and will now release on May 19, CD PRojekt RED announced today.

In an open letter addressed to the community, the developer said that the size, features, and overall complexities of the game have had “a decisive impact on production”.

There are still many issues and details that need to be corrected but the letter didn’t mention as to what exactly needs work.

“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,” reads the letter.

“We owe you an apology,” the developer continued, “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.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was originally scheduled for release late this year but was then pushed back to February. The second delay also coincidentally comes after the latest trailer was met with criticism about possible downgrading that may have been done by the developer. CD Projekt RED has denied any such doings.

There’s one thing certain that nobody will be disappointed with the final product. From what we have seen so far, the last entry in the trilogy is looking phenomenal. Additionally, the May release date also means that I can enjoy The World of the Witcher, a lore book being published by Dark Horse in February.