CD Projekt RED’s highly anticipated, open-world RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has been delayed yet again – this time to May 19th, 2015 – which is 7 months after The Witcher 3‘s Poland-based publisher promised that the game wouldn’t be delayed any further.
The game’s previous launch date was slated for February 24th, 2015, meaning that The Witcher 3 has been pushed back nearly 3 months.
Read CD Projekt’s reasons behind the game’s delay after the break.
CD Project RED Delays The Witcher 3…Again
The Witcher 3‘s developers cite over-ambitiousness as a main reason for it’s delay.
In a statement made by CD Projekt regarding the game’s delay, the studio said the following:
“The sheer size and complexity of The Witcher 3, key features of the title, have had a decisive impact on production. Now, nearing the end of our work, we see many details that need to be corrected.“
As previously mentioned, The Witcher 3‘s May 19th delay marks the second such delay for the title.
Naturally, many Witcher fans are quite disappointed to hear the news regarding The Witcher 3‘s most recent delay.
Furthermore, it appears that fans’ disappointment has been largely exacerbated because of (now broken) promises made by the game’s developers earlier this year, in March to be precise, where CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski promised fans of the franchise that The Witcher 3 would receive no further delays or setbacks – stating:
“This is not our first game; we are not newbies. It’s not like, ‘Hey, we delaying and we’ll keep on delaying.'”
It appears that the latter part of Iwinski’s statement is certainly not the case.
Nevertheless, there’s nothing gamers can really do at this point. Here’s to hoping that those 3 excruciating months will lead to a better The Witcher 3 in the long run.
What are your thoughts on The Witcher 3‘s delay? What do you think of CD Projekt RED breaking its promises to fans in regards to “no more delays” for the game?
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