Witcher 3 Delayed Again

Witcher 3 Delayed Again

Witcher 3 Delayed Again.

Witcher 3 Delayed Again


The Witcher 3 has been delayed again, this time being pushed back by another 12 weeks to May 19th, 2015. This may be disappointing for those who were looking forward to it's release in February, but at least this means we are not getting a sub-par game due to a rushed release or an unplayable buggy game. 

CD Project Red detailed the reasons for the delay in an open letter to their fans earlier today, saying that they must do everything possible to limit bugs and create as enjoyable a game as possible.

The open letter can be read below on on the official Witcher website here.


Witcher 3 Delayed Again



"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"


Hopefully everything CD Project Red has said will ring true here and the Witcher 3 will be a bug free and enjoyable release. With the Witcher 3 being set to be one of the most Graphically intense games of 2015 I hope this extra time will also result in a In-Game Benchmarking Utility. 


Join the discussion on the Witcher 3's delay on the OC3D Forums. 


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Most Recent Comments

08-12-2014, 14:59:49

I rather wait two more months than get half arsed crap. They have the balls to push back release by another two months, that's already a good thing.Quote

08-12-2014, 15:00:46

Ubisoft could learn a thing or two from these guysQuote

08-12-2014, 15:01:08

I hope they also spend the time optimizing it more. It'll be beneficial to everyone. I don't have a problem with them taking their time. At least its not like COD or BF.Quote

08-12-2014, 15:35:22

I don't mind waiting a little longer if it means the game's not broken on release. More publishers need to follow suit.Quote

08-12-2014, 16:23:20

As everyone else in this thread has said, the state of game releases of late has made me more than happy to let a company take their time than force out some half done , badly optimised and buggy rubbishQuote

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