Submitted by RuleNumber5 624d ago | news

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." (PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

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GarrusVakarian  +   624d ago


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.
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sobotz  +   624d 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.
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ZodTheRipper  +   624d 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 9  +   624d 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
mewhy32  +   624d ago
what is the resolution and fps of this game?
Flipgeneral  +   624d ago

Cant tell if its a troll or...
Lord_Sloth  +   624d 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.
Ashunderfire86  +   624d 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.
ThanatosDMC  +   624d ago
Here's to hoping we wont be gimped because of the weaker console.
BABY-JEDI  +   624d ago
You should be happy. This gives you more study time.
: )
See. Smiley face.
Me. I'm crying like a baby
webeblazing  +   624d ago
LMAO. they maybe like, lets make sure it 1080p@60fps, if not these kids is gonna kill us.
UltraNova  +   623d 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
RedDevils  +   623d 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
Christopher  +   624d 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.
Unreal01  +   624d ago
I really don't think this is about Direct X12 LOL.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   624d 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.


I forgot to add.

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

Watch the games we are talking about be at the show LOL
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DoesUs  +   624d ago
DX has nothing to do with it. You really think they want to miss Xmas because of DX12?
RedDevils  +   623d 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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Palitera  +   624d ago

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...)
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bennissimo  +   624d ago
The Order
joab777  +   624d 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.
jessupj  +   624d 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....
Irishguy95  +   624d ago
Crushed my soul a little bit :(
Str8Chaos74  +   624d ago
Same here Lukas, but hey, at least they are dedicated to gamers and having a quality product. Can't fault that.
starchild  +   624d 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.
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showtimefolks  +   624d 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
T2  +   623d 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.
ObiWanaTokie  +   624d ago
Props finally to a dev that actually cares! *wild loud crowd applause*
Thatlalala  +   624d 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".
Hellsvacancy  +   624d 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
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cyguration  +   623d 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.
thejigisup  +   623d ago
you mean 792p
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   624d ago
yep...respect due. I want the very best they can deliver and for that I'll wait.
AceBlazer13  +   623d 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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nope111  +   624d ago
Take all the time you need.
Mariusmssj  +   624d 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.
nero2082  +   624d ago
Good things come to those who wait.
TreMillz  +   624d ago
Duke Nukem says no....
Thatlalala  +   624d ago
Duke Nukem was also passed around like your mom.
ObiWanaTokie  +   623d ago
@thatlalala personal attack much? grow up man
Ultr  +   624d ago
this delay just builds on the sympathy I have for this studio!
good decision and a DayOne Buyer more
DarkEnergy  +   624d ago
Awwww man.....this is looks like the Delay Gen. Still really can't wait for this game tho!
GarrusVakarian  +   624d ago
Delay gen is better than a half finished gen.
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Palitera  +   624d ago
It also shows that they're not being able to deal with the production accordingly. It is sign of great production managing problems...
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SlapHappyJesus  +   624d 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.
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Berenwulf  +   624d ago
Another great game delayed... Damn it!
We have PS4 and XBO but we don't have many good games... Disappointing but I hope they will deliver a great game! At least this is better than a game with fundamental bugs...
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DaleCooper  +   624d ago
Sad to see it get delayed, but if the rumors are true about Arkham Knight coming in October, then that will hold me over until February.
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oIITSBIIo  +   624d ago
Shit TW3 IS MY 1# Most anticipated game this year .
kalkano  +   624d ago
No, it's your most anticipated game NEXT year.

WeAreLegion  +   624d ago
That sucks, but it will be all the better for it. :) Maybe it will even help the game's hype in the long run.
Gamer-40  +   624d ago
Very sad news, very sad :(
GW212  +   624d ago
This was my most anticipated game behind Destiny. Ugh.
HumanAfterAll  +   624d ago
Just had to break the news to my GF (She's a HUGE Witcher fan)

She cried…

But hey it's all about quality from CDPR. It will definitely be worth the wait.
SoCalledMe  +   624d ago
BioWare must be shiting rainbows out of happines right now :D , but atleast this year is full of rpgs so we can wait few more months
Truehellfire  +   624d ago
Your comment gave me a good laugh. I was thinking the same thing actually. I was like, "Damn, this sucks. At least ill have some time to play Dragon Age though." lol
T2  +   623d ago
even with this news I'm still waiting for reviews and twitch... dragon age 2 was pure crap
DaleCooper  +   624d ago
That shareholders part at the end - That's why companies release games when they aren't ready *cough*EA*cough* Gotta make those shareholders happy, don't want stocks to drop!
FullmetalRoyale  +   624d ago
Some of those EA bastidges deserve to be thrown into the red room.
theXtReMe1  +   624d ago
As much as I want to play this game, I'm glad they pushed it back to further enhance it's gameplay and visuals. I would rather have them push to get 1080P and a locked 30 frames per second on the PS4, then to release it at 960. I hate upscaling. It gives a blurred look to what would be an incredible picture, in true HD. Battlefield 4 is a perfect example of that. It looks good, but in true 1080p, it would look incredible. It would be nice if they released a patch to make that happen. Even if only in single player.

In any case, God bless them. It's better to release a game with your full vision intact then to release a game that compromises the technology to get the game out ASAP. I can't wait to play it.
Edvin1984  +   624d ago
No big deal as I am sure there will be plenty to play in the mean time, and we then get a better Witcher 3 lol.
clockward100  +   624d ago
They must be trying to get every thing out of these console . Really trying to give us what we saw unlike ubisoft they must of saw the back lash on watch dogs lol . I respect there desion there are campany that delivers not dissapoint like ubisoft . Playing with people emotion s.
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   624d ago
im happy for the delay. there is already alot of games to play this year and Skyrim and Dota 2 is just taking up so much time already for me.
as good as Witcher 3 looks i dont think a 780 or something close to that can max the game out smoothly....
will do a GPU update for this one next winter :D
Truehellfire  +   624d ago
Yeah by the time Witcher 3 comes out nVidias Maxwell line-up should be completely released. Ill take Witcher 3 with a side of GTX880 please.
SlapHappyJesus  +   624d ago
Yes and yes.
My 680 should handle it just fine. My soon to be 880 should dominate it.
webeblazing  +   624d ago
can wait either check this video. it suppose to have physx effects. if you want to see how this game was meant to be played, you have get the pc version.

Convas  +   624d ago
Take your time CDPR ... but I'm still disappointed. Witcher 3 was in the Top 3 of 2014 for me.
SlapHappyJesus  +   624d ago
It's going to be a long year.
theshredded  +   624d ago
glad this game got delayed before it gets butchered in sales and negative opinions
akaFullMetal  +   624d ago
Had a feeling that this game would be delayed, since we haven't seen anything yet run on XBOX or PS4.
Convas  +   624d ago
That's the same trailer CDPR showed at MS' E3 2013 dude ...

I can guarantee you that that's PC footage.
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Christopher  +   624d ago
Convas, they said it was PS4. That's all I know. I'm not saying you're wrong, but it's just what they said.
ritsuka666  +   624d ago
Driver club and now Witcheer 3. why this delays?
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   624d ago
2015 GOTY then?

Hey maybe they they decided to scrap some stuff and add some DX12 into the mix for PC and X1. Who knows.. Here's hoping.
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amnalehu  +   624d ago
YES! Make it epic! and gives us time to catch up on the gaming backlog...
lemoncake  +   624d ago
This one could be a huge success for them if they get it right, had a feeling it might be delayed.
1nsomniac  +   624d ago
Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to business. Other developers should take note!
KwietStorm  +   624d ago
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