In an year that major AAA releases seem to be plagued with bugs and issues that possibly could have been fixed if there was just a little more time to fix the issues, it’s good to see that CD Projekt Red is taking this fact to heart as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed to May 19th 2015 so the team can correct some minor bugs and issues.
In a press release, CD Projekt Red stated
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. When we release the most important game in our studio’s history, we must be absolutely sure that we did everything we could to limit any bugs to a level that will allow you to enjoy the game thoroughly.
We owe you an apology. We set the release date too hastily. It’s a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future. We know what we want to do to make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play. And we continue to work hard to achieve just that. So, we apologize and ask for your trust.
Fans have taken this news quite well as CEO Adam Kicinski added to the statement in an interview with Polish financial journalists that “[The] market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen platforms.”
The game, which won the “Most Anticipated game” at the 2014 Game Awards, recently released a new trailer and the announcement of multiple playable characters aside from the series mainstay Geralt. One of which being a unknown female character in which fans are speculating to be Yennifer or a newly shown white haired fighter.