Don’t Be Mad About The Witcher 3 Delay, We Should Applaud It
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt just suffered another delay, and some of you are (understandably) upset by the news. But after a turbulent year in the industry – full of games either seemingly half finished or riddled with bugs – we should applaud a studio for wanting to release a finished product.
CD Prokekt Red has delayed The Witcher 3 by three months, and that means the studio has the opportunity to not only deliver on the hype, but surpass it.
“[The] market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen platforms,” said Adam Kiciński, a member of CD Projekt Red’s board, speaking to financial journalists in Poland. “We know what we have to do, we just have to do it,” he said, adding. “We don’t want to release the game with bugs that undermine the gameplay.”
This comes after DriveClub, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, The Crew and Halo: The Master Chief Collection (to name but a few titles) all launched with substantial, game-breaking problems that developers are still trying to fix.
This is the second delay for Wild Hunt, but we should be happy that the studio is committed to bringing us the best next-gen RPG possible.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming 19 May for PS4, Xbox One and PC.