The February 24, 2015 release date of CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated title, The Witcher 3, is again pushed back, this time for another three months to May 19, 2015. According to Gamespot, “high ambitions for the next-gen title were cited as key reasons for the delay”.
The sheer size and complexity of The Witcher, key features of the title, have had a decisive impact on production. Now, nearing the end of our work, we see many details that need to be corrected.
In a way this should be seen as a positive thing, because it will allow CD Projekt Red more time to work on ensuring the game is as glitch and bug free as possible, to avert another potential disastrous launch like Ubisoft recently faced with Assassin’s Creed Unity, a title that was chock-full of bugs and glitches like never before seen in a AAA title release. The extra three months delay could potentially prevent CD Projekt Red from inconveniences like having to issue an apology letter like Ubisoft did where they gave out free games and DLC for Unity in an admirable effort to redeem themselves.
Hopefully May 19, 2015 will be the final release date for The Witcher 3. With each delay, there’s always the potential for gamers to lose a little more interest in the game, especially nowadays when new and exciting games are always lingering on the horizon, ready to take the world by storm with each of their announcements.