A trio of CD Projeckt's developers explain why they don't want to ruin their reputation by putting out a broken game with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
I will get heat for this but this game should have remained PC only initially. The difficulties CD Project Red are encountering seem to be with console versions and the PC version is suffering as a result. They should of at least released the PC version then ported the title to consoles.
Or they should release the game when its ready and everyone can enjoy
I never said that they should rush the game what I would have liked is they should have focused on PC, so that more programmers are focused on a single game rather than 3.
I'm a PC gamer and I would rather them release all three versions together so that their combined sales can help them work through their next game. Also, Witcher 2 was riddled with bugs when it launched and only got better when the Enhanced Edition came out alongside the Xbox port. Oh the irony.
Sorry, are you a CDR developer?, you don't know anything you just stated for a fact, these are only rubbish assumptions. CDR wouldn't have been able to get such a big fan base if they didn't cater to the console crowd, in the end I bet the game will sell mostly on consoles, so if there are any troubles with the console versions, they should definitely delay the game and release it when it's ready.
I'd like to add here that ALL THEIR PREVIOUS PC ONLY GAMES, barring a late 360 release of W2, were all BUGGIER THAN SHIT AND NOT PLAYABLE until major rereleases and enhanced editions. They have their biggest game ever. Dear god give them time.
@Khronikos lying POS.
@Khronikos: What? Witcher 2 was fine on release. It just got some nice extra features with the enhanced edition patch. I should know, I bought it day one and happily played through it without issue.
If by PC version suffering, you mean not yet released, that is not suffering, that is you being impatient. They would know better than any single person here what condition the game is in, regardless of platform, so let it be and wait like the rest of us.
Do you think that Witcher 3 would be anywhere as close to ambitious if it weren't for the projected sales of the console crowd?
They wouldn't make this game pay without releasing on the consoles. That's where the money is. If every big budget game developers went pc only then they would all go bankrupt pretty quickly.
CDPR cares about bringing a game to as many gamers as possible. I'm very glad they take this attitude, as while I have a gaming PC I prefer to play multiplats on my Xbox One.
What you said after your first comment makes no sense, if you knew CD Projekt Red you would've known that there priority is pc but having the game release on other platforms is great news for everyone. Also @theshonen8899 sadly they said this was the last game in the franchise but hopefully they'll have another IP to develop, i love these guys.
I agree. TW1 is exclusive TW2 was exclusive in the first year so Yeah they should have relealed it for PC first and the peasants can wait for it when ever it's done ported.
Indeed, the game should have remained PC exclusive initially, then ported after they've released that version. Just from interviews alone, there's texture parity with the consoles amongst other things. Working on the PC alone would've given them more progress as well. Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to suffer the same console issue.
this game will be in the GOTY list can’t wait to play it
I agree, and it is guaranteed to take GOTY in my opinion. What other games are on the list for you?
pretty much : batman arkham knight uncharted 4 quantum break rise of the tomb raider mgs v and we will see new gams in E3 2015 the division was in my list but after watch dogs and assassin's creed unity :/
@2.1.1 Add Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5, and Zelda Wii U to the list and god damn you've got a stellar list. 2015 is going to be an amazing year for every platform! :)
Dont underestimate naughty dog for a second. They always win goty. Regardless though, im glad i finally get to play the witcher. Looks like an amazing game.
My hat's off to CD Projekt Red for a really upstanding attitude in an industry that's got dollar signs in their eyes more often than a quality game. I dare say that they're one of five companies this year that's actually placed their own honor at stake with their product – and Nintendo and Naughty Dog are among them. You go, CD Projekt Red.
good to see a company caring about the long term and not just after a quick cash grab.
delaying to add multiplayer and on disc dlc
There is no need for them to put DLC on disc, because all of the DLC for Witcher 3 will be free. That is how CD Projekt Red operates.
http://kotaku.com/the-witch... http://uk.ign.com/articles/... http://uk.ign.com/articles/... There you go.
A round of applause for this well prepared information machine.
You obviaslly dont know sh"#$t about this guys as developers and the morals they stand for.
I suppose my joke wasn't obvious
Obvious troll is obvious. DLC is free.
Same with The Crew, Watch Dog, Drive Club, yada yada yada...all this really means is that this game is buggy and broken as hell right now.
And your comparing multy million dollar companies (bad )work to an indepent small studio from Poland that is trying to give us am immense open world ,several times bigger than Skyrim with no invisable walls and hundred of hours of content plus 16 Dlc´s all free of charge,and that want us (the consumers )to have the best possible experince with the game. I´m not worried i´l wait,because when this game comes out and win all the awards possible i will know that the wait as worth it.
Put the fanboy badge down for a minute. This game is their 1st multiplat release from a PC centric developer on their most ambitious game ever. I'm sure everything will be fine, right? Because good intentions and being Polish equal results.
Im absolutely okay with this. Developers need to take as much time as they need to make sure games release as bug free as possible.
Who cares that they delayed it ?! Seriously, I'm tired of Devs over promising and under delivering... I might catch flak for this but Destiny is a damn good example of this... It's a decent game but it's lack of varied content, lack of story, etc are most likely due to being rushed out... We all want games to released on a regular basis but reality is the more advanced things we are able to create are going to take that much longer.... I mean do you guys ( I know some do ) ever really stop to see all the intricate details these games are pushing out? Example... Water beads falling off of plants, various physics, etc... And a game like Witcher has these things but the scale and scope of the game is massive, of course that's gonna take time... Instead of bitching people should applaud devs that care soooo much about the quality of their product that they would delay it so we the fans/gamers don't get a buggy game that fails to deliver their creative vision. Patience my young Jedi... My bet is we will crap bricks when W3 releases due to the sheer awesomeness
Suported 100%,It´s studios like CDPRed that we need,to make videogames evolve,making a good game takes time and most people seems to forget that,i blame the gready companies that release games 11 months apart ,year after year,and keep cashing in... CDPRed,Valve,RockStar,Konamy studios(Kojima Staff)etc.. They will take us to the future. I wish more people realised that.
delaying for the purpose of polishing/fixing problems is never a bad thing. i wish more publishers would allow devs to take their time.
its an absolute war at IGN, with the whole evolve dlc issue, CD projeckt!, you will get my money!, day of release, thank you for being real and transparent and selling me a complete game, much respect
I really love these guy's and stuff like this is why i'm getting the collectors edition that i per-ordered back in June and per-ordering is something i never do. we all need to support these types of business practices. i loved the witcher 2 and i played the hell out of it pretty much back to back for many months so this is my number one most anticipated games for this year. The Witcher 3 |2|DMC4:SE |3| Batman arkham knight |4|MGS5 and just cause 3. going to be one hell of a year for games.
Wish all COD devs followed this mantra.
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