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Release Date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – An Open Letter

CD Projekt writes: "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."

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GarrusVakarian935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

2015?!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

But i gotta respect them for apologising and saying that they want to give us a better quality game, im sure it will be better off in the end because of this delay.

I'm not going to lie though, im disappointed. This was one of my most anticipated games of 2014.

sobotz935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

I'm crying inside.

For god's sake seriously, this is my main reason to buy next-gen early (I'm a college student).

So much for the most anticipated game this year.. well, I guess at least I know next year is gonna be a good year with this and The Phantom Pain.

ZodTheRipper935d ago

Sad ...but I want this game to be more than good and if a delay is needed to make that happen I'm okay with it.

Captain Qwark 9935d ago

this and dragon age were also the games i was waiting for before i got the next gen.....but honestly i didnt think it was coming this year anyway. too big, too high quality of an rpg. rpg games take time thats why you rarely see any within the first year of a new console

mewhy32935d ago

what is the resolution and fps of this game?

Flipgeneral935d ago

^^^

Cant tell if its a troll or...

Lord_Sloth935d ago

I am indeed upset by this but there are other games to occupy ourselves with till then.

I'd rather they launch a completed and fantastic product than rush it even if the wait will suck.

Ashunderfire86935d ago

Hey at least we get to play Dark Souls 2 this year, so it's not that bad. Let these guys finish their game. That also means that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out 2016 then.

ThanatosDMC935d ago

Here's to hoping we wont be gimped because of the weaker console.

BABY-JEDI935d ago

You should be happy. This gives you more study time.
: )
See. Smiley face.
Me. I'm crying like a baby
:"(

webeblazing935d ago

@mewhy32
LMAO. they maybe like, lets make sure it [email protected], if not these kids is gonna kill us.

UltraNova934d ago

Now that's how you address your fans and customers with some sincere explanations and respect on why you are changing something!

Hat's off to CD Projekt

RedDevils934d ago

Fucking hell I never player the witcher thought this time I give it a try especially how awesome it's look, oh well 2015 it is then

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Christopher935d ago

With DirectX12 coming out, I would expect more delays of major titles like this that were targeting late 2014 and had a focus on graphics in addition to other elements.

Unreal01935d ago

I really don't think this is about Direct X12 LOL.

MorePowerOfGreen935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

Although you ban me a lot I actually agree with this, doesn't happen very often. I've been thinking and saying this for several weeks now. Started thinking this when SDK update rumors started sounding legit and *The Division* being delayed. I'm assuming only the 1st party games have evolved with the new tech/tools. Heck I had the feeling with Watchdogs delay.

Some devs might not want to burn bridges due to weak XB1 dev kits and simply delayed their games to use the latest and greatest.

EDIT

I forgot to add.

So many delays of games on PC and XB1 having poor dev kits. There is something there.

https://twitter.com/XboxP3/...
https://twitter.com/XboxP3/...
Watch the games we are talking about be at the show LOL

DoesUs935d ago

DX has nothing to do with it. You really think they want to miss Xmas because of DX12?

RedDevils934d ago (Edited 934d ago )

DX12?? What a load of rubbish. People should stop buying into those stupid hype like they've added another high end graphic card lol

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Palitera935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

Yup.

I just hope Destiny doesn't get delayed. After inFAMOUS and Titanfall, I think it's the only game left for me this year. (and MAYBE Watch Dogs...)

joab777935d ago

I love CD Project Red and this IS my MOST anticipated game...but I'm calling B.S. This has nothing to do with delivering the best possible game. They will already do that.

How do they know in March that they need 2 more months to make it a better game? No. What they do know is that in between November and February, 2 things happen...Christmas and taxes. The install base will grow tremendously. This has been a pattern for big releases recently from Mass Effect 3 to Bioshock Infinite.

That being said, I dont fault them. I want them to make money. They were brave enough to make a next gen only game. Maybe by then, there will b 15-20 million next gen consoles sold.

jessupj935d ago

I think you're right, but if it means CD Project have more funds to take more risks and use more resources to make more amazing games, than I can wait an extra 2 months.

Just 11 more months....

Irishguy95935d ago

Crushed my soul a little bit :(

Str8Chaos74935d ago

Same here Lukas, but hey, at least they are dedicated to gamers and having a quality product. Can't fault that.

starchild935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

This really is a disappointment. This was my absolute most anticipated game of 2014.

However, even if it is disappointing I can never fault a developer for making such a decision for the good of their game. CD Projekt RED always bring the quality, so I trust that they will put the time to good use.

Oh well, waiting until late 2014 was already going to be painful. What's a few more months eh? I always have Dragon Age Inquisition and other games to keep me busy. At least I hope Dragon Age Inquisition makes it out this year.

showtimefolks935d ago

Watch dogs
Drive club
now witcher 3

i don't mind delays at all because all 3 developers are known for Quality products so here is hoping all 3 games end up being great

T2934d ago

true but I find it a bit odd, considering the pc architecture of the new consoles, why so many delays? I guess it just happens in the games industry.

ObiWanaTokie935d ago

Props finally to a dev that actually cares! *wild loud crowd applause*

Thatlalala935d ago

I support delays, with so much to play right now, id rather get a quality product the devs are proud of, instead of a yearly release pushed out because it had to make its "deadline".

Hellsvacancy935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

So in other words it wont look as good as the last E3 trailer

Delayed + extra polish = downgraded game

I'm kind of being sarcastic, i'm only going by Ubisofts way of doing things, I sooooo hope it doesn't apply to The Witcher 3

Looks like I won't be buying a PS4 until 2015

cyguration934d ago

Not sure why they disagreed, but people honestly think this game isn't being downgraded on consoles?

Quit drinking the kool-aid people! This will look like gold on PC and will probably be 720p @ 30fps on XB1.

thejigisup934d ago

@cyguration
you mean 792p

DaGR8JIBRALTAR934d ago

yep...respect due. I want the very best they can deliver and for that I'll wait.

AceBlazer13934d ago

Watch Dogs, DriveClub now this. I'm choosing the wrong games to look forward to.

The gen of delays and what should've been delayed.

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for we are many935d ago TrollingShowReplies(2)
nope111935d ago

Take all the time you need.

Mariusmssj935d ago

I honestly don't mind how long they take, if they can deliver on what they promised than it will a truly amazing game.

nero2082935d ago

Good things come to those who wait.

Thatlalala935d ago

Duke Nukem was also passed around like your mom.

ObiWanaTokie934d ago

@thatlalala personal attack much? grow up man

Ultr935d ago

this delay just builds on the sympathy I have for this studio!
good decision and a DayOne Buyer more

DarkEnergy935d ago

Awwww man.....this is looks like the Delay Gen. Still really can't wait for this game tho!

GarrusVakarian935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

Delay gen is better than a half finished gen.

Palitera935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

It also shows that they're not being able to deal with the production accordingly. It is sign of great production managing problems...

SlapHappyJesus935d ago

At least there are many other solid RPG's to look forward to this year. Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, Dragon Age, etc.
Still though, that was the release for me this year. A bit upsetting, but it should just make for that much better a game once it drops.
I was going to write a quick article about this, seeing as how their PR just sent word via an e-mail, but it seems I was beaten by the source itself.