Projekt RED and their PR team kindly sent us an email to inform the sad news that we will not be playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2014. As I continue to type with a little lump in my throat due to this being one of the most anticipated game releases on Xbox One for me – a snippet of information taken from a really long winded boring piece is below:
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.
So, we’ll just plod on and assume that this has nothing to do with the increasing popularity of The Elder Scrolls online which will hit the Xbox One later this year?