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Call Off The Dogs: The Witcher 3 Delayed Into May 2015

The developers apologise

It's good when a game is delayed, isn't it? Unless your calendar already lists something that'll render you unable to play games at a certain point, surely it's better to play a game finished nicely rather than one rushed out to meet a deadline? I wish more games were delayed; too many are presented as finished but shoddy at launch, slightly spoiling that first play.

So sure, CD Projekt RED, please do delay The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt if you think it's necessary. Again. After you said you wouldn't, you big sillies. Previously due on February 24th, Geralt will now be riding out on May 19th, 2015.

CD Projekt explained in their announcement:

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.

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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.

Fine, fine. Sure, sure. I've got plenty of other things to do and goodness knows there are always a squillion other games to play. One could happily fill three months of recreation time with free games alone. I'd rather a lengthy single-player campaign be in decent shape when I set out on my adventure than need to return three months later to see what it should've been like all along.

In other Witcher 3 news, RED have announced something vague that you might still consider a spoiler, so don't click this unless you want to know. Here's a new trailer too:

Okay, any one of us might die during those two months of delay, but we'd probably have greater concerns than not getting to play The Witcher 3. For starters, where does one even find a white sheet and some jangly chains?

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