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The Witcher 3 delayed 12 weeks; developers apologizes for setting release date too early

Ambitiouns and complexity throughout development have resulted in a 12 week delay for The Witcher 3 — shifting from February 24th, to a May 19th.

Developers behind the upcoming game, CD Projekt has announced that the title will need some additional time to ensure a working product upon launch, and has apologized for the change.

“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.”


– Board of CD PROJEKT SA

While for many this may be disappointing in some ways, it’s a very positive decision for both the gamers and the devs.

After so many inadequate releases from a variety of developers as of late, it is a safer right now to not give fans a product that may be seen as inferior to the expected quality in order to keep the general public reception of the IP positive.