The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will now release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in February 2015, CD Projekt Red has announced.
The developer wants to “expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole” with The Witcher 3, but ultimately realized that in order to do so it would have to push the game back into 2015.
“We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned,” the developer wrote.
“Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.
CD Projekt Red also offered an apology to fans: “Dear gamers – we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.”
Source: Witcher Official Site