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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Release: 2014
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  • Genre: Action RPG

The Witcher 3 Release Date News

No, it's not coming out sooner than you had hoped...
Author: Aram Lecis
Published: March 11, 2014
Into every life a little rain must fall, and in every video game release cycle a delay must appear. It probably doesn't come as a surprise to most people paying attention to The Witcher 3 that the game might not ship as soon as rumors had said.

While we originally thought the game might hit this fall, today CDProjekt RED released a statement that said, so sorry, but we are so hard at work that we are delaying the game until February of 2015. Obviously that is a bit of a downer, but with everything we've seen from the game it's certainly understandable that more time might be required. It looks to be one of the most ambitious projects we've seen in our years of gaming.

Check out the eloquent words of the developers themselves:

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.

The Board of CD PROJEKT S.A.

We understand fellas! Just keep doing what you are doing, we'll still be here waiting to play when it's done.