Witcher 3’s release date has been pushed back yet again. Previously set for the already delayed February 2015 launch, the new release date is 19th May 2015. The Board of CD Projekt explained that the delay is necessary in order to avoid releasing a buggy game, which was the case with Assassin’s Creed Unity.
A member of the board, Adam Kiciński, has spoken with Polish financial journalists explaining the situation:
There’s a lot of small errors though, because the game is huge. It’s the only reason behind the delay. We didn’t assume it will be this big. Only after putting all the pieces together it turned out it’s bigger than the two first put together. Let me remind you: it’s open and not linear. We are just learning how to play it and we have to catch the little pieces. We know what to do, we just have to do it. We don’t want to release the game with bugs that undermine the gameplay.
Kiciński also went on to say that gamers are receiving news of the delay well; the market is “afraid of badly polished games on next-gen platforms.” Honestly though, who isn’t?
If Witcher 3 was really indeed delayed in order to resolve the bugs within the game, CD Projekt will definitely have to deliver a close to perfect game on launch day. Otherwise, the rapport it has built with its gamers will be for nothing.
The Witcher 3 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In the mean time, enjoy the gameplay video of the Witcher 3.