“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” has been delayed again. That’s right, CD Projekt Red’s upcoming action role-playing game won’t reach the PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 until May of 2015. "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,” CD Projekt Red said in a blog post on Monday.
“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.”
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” was originally scheduled to launch in February, but its release date has been pushed back a full three months until May 19. “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 blog post said.
Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red also apologized to eager fans about the delay, saying it initially set the release date too early.
“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,” the company said.
The highly anticipated title is already receiving positive attention from a number of critics. During video game fair gamescom in August, more than 15,000 fans came to see the project’s demo in Germany. During this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in June, “The Witcher 3” took home more than 100 awards, including the “Best in Show” award.