One of my personal favourites of this year’s line up of games on PS4 was The Witcher 3, which has now been delayed until February 2015 in order for CD Projekt RED to release the game in it’s most complete form. The game looks to break new grounds as an RPG and will almost definitely set the bar for forthcoming games in the genre. Whilst the delay will bring disappointment to many fans around the world, it’s comforting to know that there are still developers who will go out of their way to perfect their game as opposed to releasing it unfinished or broken which had happened pretty often on PS3.
Here’s the full open letter from the studio:
Ever since we started working on the third instalment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPG’s and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.