Yesterday's announcement of a further delay to The Witcher 3 - to 19th May 2015 - cited "many details that need to be corrected" and rued how "we set the release date too hastily". It came from the Board of CD Projekt.
Good call, they really deserve some respect for this decision. Hopefully it sells well to make up for all this development time.
Another example of how CD Projekt always does right by the community. Sooo many sloppy launches this year so Im glad to see they dont have their head up their ass like say... ubisoft.
Yeah, CD Projekt are a class act and have been for as long as I can remember. They favour giving their fans a quality gaming experience which so many big publishers seemingly don't give a single hoot about these days. And they care that what they put out is as close to perfect as they can possibly get it. It annoyed me the other day to see people badmouthing them because they 'lied' about not delaying the game again. In a game development world as it should be a release date should be something that is announced when the game goes gold. Not 12 months before when unforseen circumstances can derail everything. We need to start being patient as when we are not we get crap like Unity and BF4. I applaud CD Projekt for this and I hope more devs take note and stop worrying about filling their shareholders pockets with yearly profits. In getting some trust back from the community in the long run you will also likely make more money in the long run. Do you hear that Ubisoft? Finish your games!
It looks great and I don't mind waiting.
And that's exactly why I won't preorder The Witcher 3 after they said that they don't even guarantee it to run at 30 FPS on consoles. TBH, that's less a "polished" problem than it is about bad choices of putting graphics so over decent performance to the point of, this early in the gen, not being able to run even at 30 FPS. The game seems awesome and I still really hope they change their priorities until the release.
They wanted to create an advanced game and they started on pc, but the reality behind the new consoles is that they are weak and already outdated, so any games with decent graphics will be at 30 fps. Whether you like it or not, I believe that to be the truth. The new consoles are a minute jump from the last generation compared to prior advancements.
516MB memory to 8GB. A minute jump? But I agree that the difference between PC and consoles is already very big. It will get really problematic over the generation. Good that we have the exclusives to squeeze all the power from the consoles and build awesomely performing and great looking masterpieces. And I'm not complaining about 30 FPS. I'm worried about not even 30 FPS... Now, THAT's a problem.
PS4 might have more RAM, but the cpu/gpu aren't much better than last gen. On graphics in games alone there isn't too huge a difference. The graphical difference between PS1->PS2 and PS2->PS3 is much bigger than the new generation.
"Market is afraid of badly polished games on Next-Gen" Everyone SHOULD be! People didn't buy PS4's and Xbox One's to play games that don't feel next gen.
I took this as more, "We are afraid of the market if we release an unpolished game." That is just me reading in between the lines.
Damn CD Projeckt Red definetly do keep an eye on the industry and the consumer outcry going on between us consumers. Reasons like this that is why I respect their delay sure im so antsy for it but this dev house actually gives a damn about their product and reputation.
I really respect this developer's honesty, wish nothing but success for them and W3.
Make the game good from the start. Avoid the gaming communities ruthless criticism of a rushed game. Get higher review scores upon release. Make more money.
Honestly don't mind waiting for this game. Disappointed maybe, but CDPR are a world class dev team, and W3 is gonna be awesome. Also, FREE DLC! I would have bought a season pass or whatever if this game had it, but I'm not complaining about free DLC :D
The market is AFRAID? No gamers are sick of unfinished, buggy releases that ship with significant features missing (weather in DC) or that we have to down load at DLC. The Companies are afraid that if they keep releasing this shit we will stop buying it. Take your time and release a 99% finished GAME!
Stop stealth trolling, you undercover fanboy. Why mention DriveClub that is now completely fixed and has weather fully implemented? Why not mention the fundamentally broken Halo: Master Chief Collection, that as Xbox's #1 franchise is the worst failure of this entire year? Why not mention how Microsoft disgustingly deceived their consumers by letting the reviewers play a controlled and stable version of the game that didn't mirror the real-world consumer version? Why not mention that 343 ignored problems that everyone brought up, and instead of letting people know they were going to be spending $60 on a game that they would not be able to play properly at launch, they instead released a self-masturbatory vidoc saying how amazing themselves and the game was going to be? Nope, focus on a new car IP from Sony, in a sad attempt to stealth troll the PS4, like you normally do.
It's finally starting. Well done again CD Projekt on being the first to make a stand. Whether other devs will take notice is another story but it can at least not go unnoticed.
Polish is one thing... some of these games are blatantly unfinished or broken ... polish is supposed to be the final touches which makes games (or anything) SHINE, not just WORK!!! More like the market is afraid of "cars" driving out of the shop without functioning brakes, or airbags, power steering, faulty transmission, bad alternator (i.e. crashes, freezes, other errors). NOT oh my car hasn't been waxed and detailed after getting back from the mechanic... Side not, yes kudos on any dev delaying for the sake of a working game.
I'm cool with his answer. Witcher 2 was good and this will be an even better experience. I like it when developers have the balls and finances to make a game better even though we have to wait. Pre-ordered the collectors edition too so I'll be stoked come May 19
These guys are so smart....witcher 3 for me is a first day buy because CD knows what's going on with the market I am also waiting for some more info on their Cyber Punk game coming up....
I'm not afraid I just don't buy them.
Damn Skippy! After seeing them all last gen, shouldn't we expect more? I'd rather have a game delayed to give developers the time to deliver an unforgettable experience, than to release a game broken right off the press full of bugs and poorly optimized. Especially with the money going into the making of these games. There's simply no excuse.
Please don't "Ubisoft" us. I'll be upset if I get "Ubisofted" again.
don't mind as long there will be no downgrade,the product deliver good as they claim and good pc port when released
Honestly I don't believe them now. They promises ud that The Witcher 3 will be released in February but now they change their mind and delay release day one more time on May. It is so funny reading how they try to explain this situation.
This is the fourth time! how the hell do not have a ready-made game that should not promise to release when the move again. besides some minor corrections month, maximum two, but again half a year?! While I still have to wait !?
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