CD Projekt Red Explains Why The Witcher 3 Was Delayed
We know The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed until 2015. But do you know why?
When developer CD Projekt Red announced the delay (from late 2014 to February 2015), they simply said it was for "quality purposes." But now, as cited by DualShockers, we've got the specifics.
The developer was good enough to tell us what has already been done, and what still needs to be done. For instance, they've closed and implemented the dialogue lines, they're currently recording voice-overs for each language version of the game, all the locations are finished and the gameplay mechanics are in place, and yes, the game can be played in full. However, there are still a bunch of things that need finishing:
- Implementation of the remaining side quests.
- Importing voice overs and testing their quality/changing them.
- Gameplay testing and balancing.
- Continuous work on improving the quality of graphic assets, animations, effects and sounds – this will last until just before going gold.
- REDEngine3 optimization.
As for the reasoning behind that delay: Less competition, improved effectiveness of the marketing campaign, and a more polished product overall. Now, this is what I like to see; a team that isn't shy about sharing.
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
3/18/2014 10:58:43 AM Ben Dutka