CD Projekt Red Explains The Witcher 3's Second Delay
Yes, we could use an explanation, especially after you promised there'd be no more delays.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won't make its projected February date; it has been delayed until mid-May. CD Projekt Red board member Adam Kicinski explained the reasons behind this move (as reported by Eurogamer).
First, he said "gamers took our decision very well," as he says the market is currently "afraid of badly polished games on next-gen platforms." That's undoubtedly true, given what we've seen in 2014. Beyond that, Kicinski said they're simply finding a lot of small bugs:
"There's a lot of small errors though, because the game is huge. 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.
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."
Kicinski added that in retrospect, the February 2015 date was too optimistic. "We announced the release date very early and we're paying for it now." That's unfortunate but at least we won't get a buggy game!
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
12/10/2014 11:21:40 AM Ben Dutka