Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Delayed Again 12 Weeks: CD Projekt RED Needs More Time To Perfect Anticipated RPG Sequel [BREAKING NEWS]

By Steve Buja , Updated Dec 08, 2014 11:28 AM EST

CD Projekt RED has again delayed the release of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.

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The game was originally scheduled to hit consoles and PCs on February 24, making it one of the biggest titles to be released in the early days of 2015. The delay, however, will push the title back 12 weeks to May 19, 2015.

In an open statement from CD Projekt RED, the company’s board released the following statement:

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“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.”

“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.”

Given the rash of poorly tested and glitchy AAA titles as of late (Assassin’s Creed Unity, Halo, Far Cry 4, etc.), the decision, while distressing, is ultimately good news. We'd rather they wait to perfect the game as best they can rather than spend those twelve weeks after the original launch patching the game piece by piece.

Patience, friends. Patience. Geralt will be here soon enough.

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