The Witcher 3 dev promises no more delays for its hotly anticipated RPG
- Posted May 15th, 2014 at 06:39 EDT by Michael Harradence
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not suffer anymore delays, developer CD Projekt Red has said this week.
Speaking to Eurogamer at Digital Dragons recently, Marcin Iwinski, Co-Founder of CDPR, assured gamers that the fantasy-RPG’s delay to February 2015 was strictly a one-off.
“This is not our first game; we are not newbies," said Iwinski. "It's not like 'hey we are delaying and we'll keep on delaying'. If we would think we need more time we would say 'hey we'll release it not in Feb but, I don't know, June'. We made the decision at the moment we were able to judge how much time we needed, and we planned it well and it works well for us. So, no more delays."
While anticipating disappointment among its fans for pushing the game back to early next year, CDPR admitted it was actually surprised when the gaming community didn’t react all that negatively. Quite the contrary, in fact.
"But we were really positively surprised with the response," he said. "It was 'hey guys, great that you have the balls to say that you take your time and you spend money on it'. Because it's not happening for free. That's a really important thing to mention."
Due out on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, The Witcher 3 boasts a huge game world to explore, touted by the developers as being 20 per cent larger than that of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Wild Hunt will last gamers around 100 hours, split evenly between the main campaign and accompanying side quests, as well as featuring 36 endings.
The game's Senior Art Producer, Michal Krzeminski, told PSU.com back in November 2013 that working with the PS4 has been 'a dream come true.'
Stay tuned to PSU.com for more details.