The Witcher 3 Delayed Until February 2015

by Mike Futter on Mar 11, 2014 at 07:16 AM

Geralt’s final chapter will miss its 2014 release window. CD Projekt has announced a delay for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that puts the game in line for a February 2015 release.

“We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned,” the board of CD Projekt shared in a statement. “Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us.”

CD Projekt is also working on a futuristic RPG called Cyberpunk 2077. That project is being developed in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the designer of the Cyberpunk tabletop RPG.

For more on The Witcher 3, check out our coverage from the March 2013 issue. You can also read a recent analysis piece on the wide impact of delays. The Witcher 3 is planned for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.


Our Take
I firmly believe that delays, despite their short-term financial impact, are often the right decision. The Witcher series has a strong following, and while this prolongs the series’ conclusion, I’d rather developers take the time to polish the game.