The Witcher 3's delay to May breaks devs' promise to fans regarding "no more delays"

As many gamers already know, CD Projekt RED’s highly anticipated, open-world RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has been delayed yet again – this time to May 19th, 2015 – which is 7 months after the studio promised that the game wouldn’t be delayed any further.

The Witcher 3‘s May 19th delay marks the second such delay for the title. Naturally, many fans are quite disappointed to hear the news regarding The Witcher 3‘s most recent delay.

However, it appears that fans’ disappointment has been largely exacerbated because of the (now broken) promises made by the game’s developers earlier this year.

In March, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski promised fans of the franchise that The Witcher 3 would receive no further delays or setbacks – stating:

“This is not our first game; we are not newbies. It’s not like, ‘Hey, we delaying and we’ll keep on delaying.'”

It appears that the latter part of Iwinski’s statement is certainly not the case.

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Hendrickson2485d ago

Boo Hoo, another delay... :( Still it will be an awesome game once released. Well worth the wait.

DesertFoxJr2485d ago

It's actually probably a good thing it's delayed. 2015 is very heavily front loaded so far.

BitbyDeath2485d ago

Yep, early 2015 is packed.
Delaying this a few months was a good move.

poppinslops2485d ago

Still sucks though...

I guess I'll have time for the Dragon Age games, but GODDAMN IT!!!
I've been so insanely keen for Wild Hunt... I've avoided almost all of the promo material, I've been reading Sapkowski's novels and I was DELIGHTED when my hair started turning grey (I'm young, so it'll look great)...

But every time this game gets close, it gets delayed! Yes, I'm aware that this helps CDPR deliver a better product, but it's SO frustrating!
They must really want a Game of the Year award...

UKmilitia2485d ago

im glad tbh because i have enough to play

dying light
grim fandango

The order


and i still have a couple to play from this year yet.

Bhuahahaha2485d ago

i wont mind the delay

this guys(CD Projekt RED folks)really think of making a great game first before making cash

spacedelete2485d ago

its not the complainers that annoy me but trolls like you who whines that no one has the right to complain. its even more ironic as your the first post. troll who flamebaiting nothing to see here folks.

Relientk772485d ago

Guess people will be playing this like all summer

DesertFoxJr2485d ago

Yeah, seems like it. A bit of a bummer though. But it'll most likely benefit the game in the long run.

DanielGearSolid2485d ago

Sorry but ppl cant get mad at delays...

Do you want another broken game at launch?

DesertFoxJr2485d ago

I agree, but I don't think devs should make empty promises saying there will be no more delays. It just looks bad and disappoints fans. But as I've said, I do believe it will benefit the game when it releases.

LordMaim2485d ago

I would rather have a Dev go back on his word and delay a game to make it better than have them stick to a release date and ship a broken game because they were afraid to break a promise.

Either way they disappoint fans, but with the delay they also ship a better game.

Palitera2485d ago

Hype is bigger for games closer to release. That's the only reason why they lie about fake release dates.

The game was never meant to be released in the other false announced dates.


I agree, these games need to be finished before they are put out and people should let devs finish the game.

However, I think that these devs need to stop giving release dates until they are 95% percent sure that they can deliver on said date.

LamerTamer2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

There better not be any "day one patches" with this then. Due to the delays I expect this will not be a buggy mess.

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Hellsvacancy2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

It sucks it's been delayed but it hasn't been delayed by all that long, 2 extra months will fly by, Bloodborne and Dark Souls 2+ will keep me more than entertained

DarXyde2485d ago

As long as it's polished and ready for release, I have no complaints. I'd rather they do it right. Day One patches look like the norm.

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