CD Projekt’s upcoming action role-playing, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was pushed back from end of 2014 to February 2015 and the developer promised that it won’t be delayed again.
The game was delayed to “achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us.”
Speaking with Eurogamer about the delay, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski said: “This is not our first game; we are not newbies.
It’s not like ‘hey we are delaying and we’ll keep on delaying’. If we would think we need more time we would say ‘hey we’ll release it not in Feb but, I don’t know, June’.
We made the decision at the moment we were able to judge how much time we needed, and we planned it well and it works well for us. So, no more delays.”
The developer knew that the delay announcement would upset fans who were looking forward to play Witcher 3 in 2014, Iwinski adds, “We were really positively surprised with the response. It was ‘hey guys, great that you have the balls to say that you take your time and you spend money on it’.
Because it’s not happening for free. That’s a really important thing to mention. You can always take more time on a game, especially with huge games.
You’re never able to plan perfectly, and then the closer you get to shipping, the more you see ‘oh I could use these [extra] two-three months…’,” he concluded.
It’s always better to delay the game for further polishing, rather than rushing to release a buggy game cough EA’s Battlefield 4 cough to meet the original launch date.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in February 2015 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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