The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed by 12 weeks

CD Projekt RED has disappointed fantasy fans around the world with the announcement that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed (again). The studio has acknowledged that the sheer size and complexity of the game means it simply will not be ready for the February date originally set.

Instead, you should now mark May 19th, 2015 in your calendar – it’s an extra wait of 12 weeks, but we’re told it’ll be completely worth it.

CDPR has written an open letter to fans, explaining that the studio is aiming to give you “an incredible experience, an epic adventure in a vast, completely open fantasy universe.”

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.

We’re told that everyone at the studio is working “at full speed”, but the game simply will not be finished in time. This is the second major delay for the game – we were initially promised it would be out some time this year, then pushed back to some time in 2015, which was then narrowed down to a comfortable February release.

Now though, we have a bit longer to wait.

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.

While delays of any kind are never fun, fantasy RPG fans are generally the patient kind, and anyone who’s seen anything from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will tell you that it’ll be worth the wait. It’s just a special kind of torture, waiting until May…

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