Those of you hoping to get your hands on the upcoming game from CD Projekt Red this year will unfortunately be disappointed, as the developer released an Open Letter yesterday detailing its reasons behind pushing the game’s release back to next year. More specifically, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will now be releasing in February 2015.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to finish off the Witcher series, and bring the story to a satisfying conclusion. To that end, CD Projekt Red have been pouring all 11 years of their experience in making games into the title, which they want to “expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole.” Therefore, they have made the diffifcult choice to add a few more months into development time in order to fully realize their vision, and to “achieve the quality that will satisy us, the quality gamers expect from us.”
As a whole, the Witcher franchise has received critical acclaim from fans of the RPG and fantasy genres, and the developer’s commitment to bettering their products is evident in the leap in quality between The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. While the community will be sad not to get their hands on the game as soon as hoped, we at GameLuster appreciate the studio’s commitment to making a quality game, rather than releasing a buggy mess just to get into the market quicker. Looking at you here, EA.
While you wait for the new February release, here is a trailer to tide you over. Enjoy.