CDProjekt RED has delayed their upcoming title ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ by another three months.
In an open letter to fans on their website, the studio acknowledged that the highly anticipated action-RPG would be coming out on May 19, 2015 instead of February 24, 2015. According to the studio, the major reason behind the game’s delay is due to high ambitions.
“The sheer size and complexity of ‘The Witcher’, key features of the title, have had a decisive impact on production,” said the studio. “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.”
This isn’t the first time ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ has been delayed. In fact, the game’s previous February 24, 2015 release date was actually the result of a previous delay put onto it back in March of this year.
In a report by Eurogamer, CD Projekt RED board member, Adam Kicinski, further explained the delay this week to Polish financial journalists.
“Gamers took our decision very well,” Kicinski said. “[The] market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen platforms.”
“There’s a lot of small errors though, because the game is huge,” Kicinski further explained. “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.”
He added: “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.”
‘The Withcer 3: Wild Hunt’ will release for PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC on May 19, 2015.