‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Devs Explain The Game’s Most Recent Delay

It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially in an age where just about every AAA title is falling straight out of the gate.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed several times now by developer CD Projekt Red, with each delay being a result of more polish needing to be applied. However, with recent major releases like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Driveclub and Halo: The Master Chief Collection launching with numerous bugs many wondered if the devs were simply playing it safe.

Well, thanks to an interview translated by Eurogamer, it appears that CD Projekt Red is doing just that. When asked about how fans were taking the news of yet another delay of the game, here’s what board member Adam Kiciński had to say:

“Gamers took our decision very well. [The] market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen platforms.”

He goes on to discuss what it is about the game that is requiring them to spend more time to work out the kinks:

“There’s a lot of small errors though, because the game is huge. It’s the only reason behind the delay. We didn’t assume it will be this big. Only after putting all the pieces together it turned out it’s bigger than the two first put together. Let me remind you: it’s open and not linear. We are just learning how to play it and we have to catch the little pieces. We know what to do, we just have to do it. We don’t want to release the game with bugs that undermine the gameplay.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is developed by CD Projekt Red for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is set to launch on May 19th, 2015 worldwide.

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Delayed… AGAIN

Yup… it’s happened again.

I’m pretty sure The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers CD Projekt Red are trolling their fans at this point, as they have just revealed that the third installment in the series has been delayed… AGAIN. The game is now set to be released on May 19th, 2015.

The devs said the following about the delay:

“We owe you an apology. 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.”

For the record, the game was initially set to launch in the Fall of this year. Although, with the recent trend of games being released with too many bugs, maybe the devs are being extra cautious here and making sure this thing is shiny come mid-May. Either that or they just like messing with us.

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Has 16 DLC And It’s All Free

This is how it *should* be.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was unfortunately delayed to the first quarter of next year, with a busy holiday season and extra time for polish being the reason for the delay. Still, all news coming out of camp Witcher has been very exciting. Developer CD Projekt Red has just confirmed that the game will contain 16 DLC packs, and every single one of them will be free. This applies to all versions of the game.

The devs said the following:

“Cutting to the chase, everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform. You don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them — if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is developed by CD Projekt Red for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is set to launch on February 24th, 2014.

Check Out The Great Visuals Of ‘The Witcher 3’ In A New Trailer

This game has some stunning visuals.

CD Projekt RED has released a new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that showcases the game’s expansive and beautiful world.

Throughout the video you get snippets of those involved with the creation of the game discussing their passion for the project and what they were aiming to accomplish with this third and highly-anticipated entry in the series. Check out the video below.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to launch for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 24th, 2015.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Release Date Revealed

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had the unfortunate delay hammer smashed on it recently, pushing it from this fall to sometime in February of next year. Now, developer CD Projekt Red has announced that the game will be released on February 24th, 2015.

A new pre-E3 trailer was released that shows off new characters that will be appearing in the latest iteration of the Witcher. You can check out that video below. 

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Delayed For More Polish, Not For New Content

Many fans were seriously bummed when it was announced that CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was delayed to February of next year, but now we have more information that discusses why that delay ultimately happened.

Speaking with Power Unlimited, level designer Miles Tost said the following:

“Essentially we get one shot to do The Witcher 3 right [and] we could have released the game this year but we wouldn’t be satisfied with the result and fans wouldn’t be as well. The additional time that we have is really something that we use for polishing and not for creating new content because that is mostly done.”

The Witcher series is loved by both fans and critics, so it’s no wonder that the developers want to spend as much time as they can on the game to ensure that it loves up to the hype that is unquestionably surrounding it.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is being developed by CD Projekt RED for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is currently looking at a February 2014 release window.

News Judgment – The Witcher 3 Delayed

I have unfortunate news to bring to Witcher fans, as the hotly anticipated roleplaying game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed from Fall of this year to February 2015.

Developer CD Projekt Red posted the lengthy message below:

“Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. 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 knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.

We recently reexamined 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.

Dear gamers – we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.

Dear shareholders – we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.”

Condemn (OR) Condone: 

Well, this is really crappy news. It’s always a shame when a game like this gets delayed several months, though the silver lining is knowing that the time will be used to make the game better. Still, that wait is gonna suck.

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