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Witcher 3 : The Wild Hunt, the ambitious RPG by CD PROJEKT RED has witnessed a brand new delay. The game will now be released on May 19th, 2015 a complete 3 months later than what it was planned for earlier.

The team at CD PROJECKT RED apologized to the fans of the Witcher franchise in an open letter issued to the community.

Dear Gamers,

Ever since we started working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we knew it would be an ambitious game. We wanted, and still aim, to give you an incredible experience, an epic adventure in a vast, completely open fantasy universe.

The sheer size and complexity of The Witcher, key features of the title, have had a decisive impact on production. Now, nearing the end of our work, we see many details that need to be corrected. When we release the most important game in our studio’s history, we must be absolutely sure that we did everything we could to limit any bugs to a level that will allow you to enjoy the game thoroughly.

With this in mind, we took another look at current workloads and what they mean for the team. Even though everyone is working at full speed, we concluded that we need another 12 weeks, so we are shifting the release date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to May 19th, 2015.

We owe you an apology. We set the release date too hastily. It’s a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future. We know what we want to do to make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play. And we continue to work hard to achieve just that. So, we apologize and ask for your trust.

Thank you for the all support you show us on a daily basis. We truly do appreciate it. It has fueled us in our passion since the start and will continue to do so.

The Board of CD PROJEKT SA

The Witcher 3 is an ambitious project all right. The game offers intermingled side-missions, with a consequence system which would apply as much to any minor mission as it would on an important story mission.

Witcher 3 has now appeared at 2 consecutive E3, and has won the IGN game of the year both times. It does seem likely that Geralt will be making one more appearence at E3, before we all get a chance to play him.

Personally, I don’t like delays. I hate them even more than Season Pass and Paid DLC. But I understand that sometimes delays are inevitable owing to the quality. At least, CD PROJEKT RED have taken an early call on the situation.

Recently, delays of popular AAA titles have become dominant. Watchdogs, Arkham Knight and now Witcher 3 have all seen delays pertaining to their release dates. Is this a new media tactic? Do you think delayed games are an significant improvement over games which meet the deadlines? Will you be buying the Witcher 3? Let me know in the comment.

Remember The New Release Date for Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is May 19th 2015

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