It looks like the wait for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has just gotten a bit longer than it already has been. Today CD Projekt RED sent an open letter out to their fans stating that they are now delaying the title twelve weeks from February 24th to May 19th.
The company admitted that they were a bit too hasty setting a release date and that these extra twelve weeks will be used to fix bugs that they have come across and to try and release the best game possible for their fans. Considering the bug riddled games that consumers have had to deal with throughout the month of November, this delay to actually polish a title is certainly understandable. Especially when you consider the large sprawling nature of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
If you want to check out the full open letter, you can read it in its entirety below:
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Ever since we started working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we knew it would be an ambitious game. We wanted, and still aim, to give you an incredible experience, an epic adventure in a vast, completely open fantasy universe.
The sheer size and complexity of The Witcher, 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. When we release the most important game in our studio’s history, we must be absolutely sure that we did everything we could to limit any bugs to a level that will allow you to enjoy the game thoroughly.
With this in mind, 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.
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.
Thank you for the all support you show us on a daily basis. We truly do appreciate it. It has fueled us in our passion since the start and will continue to do so.
The Board of CD PROJEKT SA