We’ve told you that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be delayed by 12 more weeks, moving from February 24 to May 19. Now we can also tell you the reason behind the delay and it is, as some of you no doubt guessed, bug fixing.


In an E-mail to Nerdacy, CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski had the following to say:

“We are removing the final bugs and still running optimization in various areas. What it will result in is a smoother and more engaging experience and, yes, the game looking better across all platforms.”

Iwinski continued to say that the content of the game will not be affected by the delay. “The content is locked, so no content changes are being made at this point. The scale of the open world in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is unprecedented, so fear not – there is enough gameplay to keep you playing for weeks.”

So there you have it, straight from the studio: The Witcher 3 is already complete and all it’s lacking is some more polish on the technical side. While it is unfortunate that we’ll have to wait a few more months for it to release, I do believe it to be the right thing to do – especially considering some other major titles that rushed release and ended up less-than-good.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now set to release on PC, PS4 and XOne on May 19, 2015.

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