CD Projekt Red announced some bad news this morning. The Witcher 3 will be delayed until February of 2015. In a letter to the fans, CD Projekt wrote “We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us.”
“Dear gamers – we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.”
This delay puts into question the potential release date of Cyberpunk 2077. It’s pegged for a late 2015 release, but this delay may delay it as well. This new is unfortunate, but it is still a major year for both games and RPGs even without The Witcher. Games like Dragon Age: Inquisition, Pillers of Eternity, and the recent South Park: The Stick of Truth still will make this a banner year for RPGs. I’m certain the game will be well worth the wait as well.
by, Bobby Marquardt