Ray Porreca of Entertainment Buddha writes: "If CDPR’s precedent is one that the rest of the industry takes to heart remains to be seen. It is, however, one that should become a commonplace standard."
Delaying game is better than releasing a buggy ass game.
I agree, but an appropriate timemanagement would prevent delays from happening in the first place. Even better: What about calculating a big time buffer and make early releases or bonus material the industry standard?
They delayed it to iron things out and add more content. They want to deliver the best they can so why deny them that? I'm sure their time management is fine but when more ideas come to te table to improve the product would you rather them do what EA does?
Allsystemgamer, I don't deny them anything. As I said, I agree. If the delay leads to a better game, do it. And I am actually a fan of CD Projekt and their work. Nevertheless, better time management would do no harm for the industrie as a whole and would prevent the mass of delays we had recently.
Agreed, working in similar environment one can hardly stop himself from thinking that sub-par time management is one of those things that creates delays, which often relates to necessary improvements of inter-team communication. The other one is a return time, when a during asset or code development one needs to do additional work(parsing, converting) to see the change in-game. Also the fact that they pay well only if you're really good and make them aware of it, doesn't motivate most people working for not as much as one would imagine. CDP is run by professionals, they know the industry well, and are aware that delays are always more affordable than pushing buggy release.
Hopefully they get a beeter gauge on the time. Mt fear is that many times ot has nothing to do with finishing the game, but competition etc. In this case, the more next gen consoles sold the better.
Nah Sorry KojiPro is the industry standard. Games are almost always technically flawless. And they wont announce some fake release date for TPP just to get peoples hopes up for nothing.. thats why it still doesnt have one
All Nintendo exclusives are bug free patch free and super polished. Nintendo have already set the standards since in the 80's
So one company delays a game, and now its an industry standard? Right...
And like they're the first....ridiculous!
Yeah, wow... Wasn't Drive Club delayed twice by several months each time? More recently, Dragon Age was shifted a month as well so yeah, The Witcher has set the "industry standard" in this regard.
Did you Testfire and lameguy even read the article? They are commending CD Projekt RED... "In an era of publishers and developers making a habit out of rushing highly-anticipated video games onto store shelves, CD Projekt RED’s decision to hold the closing chapter of The Witcher saga back until May 19, 2015 is one that is both respectable and a shining example of the precedent that should be set for the rest of the industry." I wholeheartedly agree with this quote.
Except even is "this era" it's hardly a precedent , as much as i love CD Projekt RED ... Batman itself was delayed . It's laudable , but people are overreacting on account of what happened with Unity
@Baka-akaB Overreaction from gamers has been quite the norm this gen. I think the self-entitlement of today's gamers is ridiculous at times but its still no excuse from "AAA game" developers releasing half done or broken games.
I just better not see any day one patches for this then. If the delay means a complete game that actually works without game breaking bugs and performance problems then yes delay away.
It should be considering how many companies in the past year released games that were nowhere near ready for prime-time. One thing i've always liked about Valve Software is their company policy when asked about a release date for an upcoming game... "When it's done!" Yeah, it can be annoying when you've been waiting for what seems like a decade for HL3 after that cliff-hanger (excuse the pun) ending in Episode 2. But it's the smart business move so you don't trap yourself into arbitrary deadlines where you have to decide to either release a buggy game or piss off people who have been waiting for so long.
So Sony, ubisoft, and a few others delay a game people bitch! Cd projekt does it and they set an industry standard. Nothing against them I think they're doing the right thing, but don't pretend they're the first!
At least they're not Ubisoft....
Yeah...Assassin's Creed Unity and Drive Club were also delayed...now that I think about it, most of the games I want in 2015 once had 2014 release dates. All this means is the game has problems. Whether those problems will be fixed by the eventual launch remains to be seen.
Driveclub got delayed , look at how buggy that is. A game delay doesn't always = bug free
It went from unplayable to bugfest... progress :P
at the moment driveclub is amazing game.
A game delay means troubled development. Nothing more. But yeah, sheep minded gamers will always echo what industry shoves down them.
You know what would be setting a good industry standard? Delivering a game on time, as promised, and without major QA issues, i.e., bugs. Call me crazy, I know.
As far as "Industry Standards" goes, that would be Naughty Dog!
Uhhh no. ND isn't half the developer these guys are. They make short linear third person action games and that's it all of which they copied the gameplay straight from other developers. These guys are in a different league. Just look at all the free stuff they've done for every Witcher game so far.
Well they're making an open world RPG with branching paths and all that shit which is -as CDPR claims- first for the RPG genre/gaming(New Vegas was the first IMO, CDPR should have given credit) and it's normal to wrongly estimate time tables for such a game. Tho New Vegas was the first game in those regards which had been made in 18 months but TW3 seems to be much bigger, better in quality and more bug free than New Vegas and is not being made on a ready to go game engine.
too early to crown them as industry standard atleast wait for the game out first before make assumption apparently,square also kind of hoping ffxv could be industry standard after ffvii.....that means lot of competition in future
While it's sucks that games are delayed. I for one won't complain in this day and age of release now and patch later, when a developer and publisher delays a game to make sure it's polished enough...
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