The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was originally supposed to be launched by this year, but it seems developers CD Projekt Red might need a little more time to tweak it.
Given a choice between releasing the game in an “incomplete” state or delaying the game altogether, the company has decided to go with the latter.
After all, nobody wants another Knights of the Old Republic 2 or Mass Effect 3 kind of situation, right?
Although the game's technically on schedule, the studio is enforcing a delay of a few additional months to allow them to achieve a higher level of quality.
It sucks, we know, but you got to hand it to them for wanting to keep the quality of the game top notch. The only thing we’re worried about is that they might delay the game further because they’re supposedly “always not happy with it”. Remember Duke Nukem Forever? It was in development hell for 15 years before it finally released, and to bad reviews too.
We’re confident that it’s not going to be the case with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, though. The initial trailers and demos for the game have already gotten us pretty hyped up (and we’re seriously not sure what they’re unhappy about), and since it’s Geralt’s last adventure, we figured it'd be better for him to go out with a bang.
Source: The Witcher