One of the most anticipated role-playing games The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed from fall 2014 to February 2015. CD Projekt Red management announced this in an open letter to fans.
The studio comments that though The Witcher 3 was slated for this fall for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but explained that the extra few months of development time should allow the game to achieve a level of quality that will set it apart from other role-playing games. Here is an excerpt from the letter.
“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,” CD Projekt Red said. “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.”
The Witcher 3 promises 36 possible endings and more than 100 hours of total gameplay. The game is in development for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Versions of the game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are not in development because bringing an uncompromised version of the ambitious role-playing game to those systems would be “impossible,” according to CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski. The game is “fairly close” to flex the muscles of the Xbox One and PS4, Iwinski said in a previous interview.
You can check out the whole interview here.