CD Projekt RED delayed the release of its highly-anticipated The Witcher: Wild Hunt due to the myriad of unpolished next-gen games hitting the market.
Speaking to financial journalists in Poland, CDP president and board member Adam Kiciński elaborated on the game’s delay announcement from earlier in the week, reiterating the game needed more polish and to release it in its current state would be unacceptable.
“There’s a lot of small errors because the game is huge,” he said. “It’s the only reason behind the delay. We didn’t assume it will be this big. Only after putting all the pieces together it turned out it’s bigger than the two first put together.
“Let me remind you: it’s open and not linear. We are just learning how to play it and we have to catch the little pieces. We know what to do, we just have to do it.
“We don’t want to release the game with bugs that undermine the gameplay.”
Kiciński also reiterated that the original release date and the change to February 2014 were both announced “too early” and that the company is “paying for it now.”
“Gamers took our decision very well, he said, “[The] market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen platforms. We want to put our names under this game [so]it has to be fun.”
The Witcher 3 will now be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2015.