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CD PROJEKT RED

The industry leader in creating role-playing games.

Release Date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – An Open Letter

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Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS 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.
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. 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.
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.
Dear shareholders – we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.
The Board of CD PROJEKT SA

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Poser Posts: 5 Joined: 2011-08-02
Take your time. Quality is the key, and even after release I will wait a couple weeks, just to be sure everything's smooth and finetuned.
Tourist Posts: 189 Joined: 2012-03-09
I don't mind the delay guys, take your time! After all the great content you have given us, I have full confidence that you will not disapoint!
CyberPsycho Posts: 1866 Joined: 2013-10-28
I bet TW3 release date will be 2-24-15.
Tourist Posts: 165 Joined: 2013-09-27
wait for the next gen GPUS (gtx 870+)
Booster Posts: 539 Joined: 2011-08-13
I'm sure part of it was not wanting to have to compete directly against DA:I. Even though DA2 is universally hated, DA:O still has a lot of goodwill towards it and so DA:I will have tons of hype if it's anything like DA:O. In spite of Bioware not having the greatest of reputations right now, people still look closely at their games due to their past. Bioware still has quite a large following, so it's wise for CDPR not to want to compete against that. Even though TW games are fairly well known at this point among hardcore gamers, CDPR is still mostly unknown in general.

Anyway, the longer it takes the better the chances that the GTX 770 or 780 will fall to a reasonable price.
Poser Posts: 49 Joined: 2010-06-16
Just keep up the great work & don`t worry, we can wait for a more polished cRPGame !
Poser Posts: 1 Joined: 2011-08-02
Witcher series are only games i went to store and bought them,you are only company i feel i can entrust my money and have 100% working game that will meet all of my high expectations.And I have no doubt that Witcher 3 will be an outstanding game.So you take as much time as you need to have perfect game for us....just not to long

Sincerely your fan
Poser Posts: 1 Joined: 2014-04-20
I registered simply to say this. I will wait however long it takes for this game to live up to the great experience the first two games gave me. I trust in the quality of your games, and whatever time or effort it will take to make it so.
Poser Posts: 1 Joined: 2013-09-25
Pope > when you be finished, Michanglo >when it done!!. Take your time guys I want The Sistine Chapel of video games
CyberPsycho Posts: 1866 Joined: 2013-10-28
Posted by: MaxDue
If I had to choose between Phantom Pain or Witcher 3. I think I would want to play new MGS first. metal gear 4 was pretty much the best game on PS3 imo.

I wonder if we will see anything before E3.
I doubt anything before E3. I just saw a video today about why they are not doing it any sooner, is because the team has to stop working on the game just to make us videos. So I say let CDPR Team polish the game first.
I know it is hard to wait but it will be worth it in the end. I would rather be in shock and awe when I play this game anyways
Poser Posts: 43 Joined: 2012-02-24
I’m a huge Witcher fan that has played the previous iterations of the game and must say, coming from a Call of Duty background where the developers rush their games to get them out and offer a product that in most cases is pure garbage with multiple flaws, it is refreshing to see a company care so much about offering a polished product.

Other gaming companies could learn from CD Project Red!

Equally as important, for me, it seems so… long ago since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings! It is hard waiting for a game that I love and enjoy! I am, however looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077 as well, because I trust CD Project Red’s prowess in developing quality mature games!
Tourist Posts: 87 Joined: 2014-03-16
Posted by: Nerevar-as
I don´t think there´s much overlap in the fanbases.

If I had to choose between Phantom Pain or Witcher 3. I think I would want to play new MGS first. metal gear 4 was pretty much the best game on PS3 imo.

I wonder if we will see anything before E3.
NC Citizen Posts: 212 Joined: 2008-07-22
Posted by: MaxDue
They said less competition in Fabuary. Except Far Cry 4 and MGS:5 which are aimed to release in Q1 2015.


I don´t think there´s much overlap in the fanbases.
Max-Tac Posts: 3470 Joined: 2010-03-22
There's always competition when releasing a game nowadays. But I think they meant more a direct competition, like said, as the likes of DA:I.
NC Citizen Posts: 403 Joined: 2013-05-14
Well it has less direct competition in the story RPG's like the new Dragon Age. Since FC4 will be like skyrim, great open world but a lesser story(?). And I don't know about MGS 5, I never player those games so I don't know what they are about.
Tourist Posts: 87 Joined: 2014-03-16
They said less competition in Fabuary. Except Far Cry 4 and MGS:5 which are aimed to release in Q1 2015.
Poser Posts: 7 Joined: 2010-02-19
The release being pushed back works out just fine. We have Batman Knights coming out in October, then we have Dragon Age Inquisition coming out sometime in November, then the Witcher Wild Hunt coming out in February.This will be the best Fall/winter ever and make the freezing cold and nasty weather a non factor for me. Looking forward to throwing a log in the fireplace and turning on the surround sound on my Pc and immersing myself in what i know will be a great RPG experience with DA:1 and Witcher Wild Hunt.
Moderator Posts: 9043 Joined: 2011-01-09
Posted by: Kudos
As I understand it, it's because MS demand a cut of everything played on their system. I don't see this changing, it's their proprietary nature.


They've been better about encouraging indy developers of free games this time. But free mods for pay-for games is a different category that they haven't addressed. Many of the games they deal in are not intended to be modded, so the desire for this may not get a lot of attention.
CyberPsycho Posts: 1866 Joined: 2013-10-28
Posted by: kudos
as i understand it, it's because ms demand a cut of everything played on their system. I don't see this changing, it's their proprietary nature.
booo!!!
CyberPsycho Posts: 1272 Joined: 2012-05-17
As I understand it, it's because MS demand a cut of everything played on their system. I don't see this changing, it's their proprietary nature.