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chadskin
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(03-11-2014, 06:01 PM)
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Release Date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – An Open Letter

Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.

We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. 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.

Dear shareholders – we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.

The Board of CD PROJEKT S.A.

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Foffy
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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Oh maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, no.
BloodMoney
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
This was going to the PC golden child of 2014...

edit: although... that gives me another full year before I need to replace my N670
Last edited by BloodMoney; 03-11-2014 at 06:08 PM.
anexanhume
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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todd360
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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This isn't really surprising.
Adry9
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!
Jhn
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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Well, fuck.
SJRB
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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That is very unfortunate.
Linkhero1
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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On the bright side it gives me time to finish my current backlog.
everyday math
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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We'll that just sucks. :(

Everything getting delayed it seems.

Originally Posted by DidntKnowJack

Well that sucks.

edit: beaten?

? :p
DidntKnowJack
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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Well that sucks.

edit: beaten?
Panda Rin
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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darn...it :(
shwimpy
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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gen of delays.
Jonboy
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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No!!!!!

Man, that sucks. Plenty to still to look forward to, but it was by far one of my most anticipated.
Jb
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(03-11-2014, 06:02 PM)
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck :(
SwiftDeath
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Eh I guess if its needed although a bit disappointing nonetheless
Huggers
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Fuck. One of if not the most anticipated game of the year for me. I have no time for shooters at the moment. What am I left with Next gen wise?
Tambini
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Fuuck :(
TechnicPuppet
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Ceebs
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Disappointing. Hopefully Pillars of Eternity does not slip as well.
CassidyIzABeast
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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900bv
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
Just enough time to downgrade it.
Asd202
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
Well EA and Bioware are happy now.
Xaero Gravity
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Fuck this blows.
ironcreed
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Yet another reason to hold off on going next-gen.
Duxxy3
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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2014 is looking like a repeat of 2012. Half decent launches in the first half of the year, but barren in the second half.
Tankshell
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(03-11-2014, 06:03 PM)
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At least now we actually have a release date... rather than a vague "2014".
MrChowderClams
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Wait what? :( link to the original article?
Lord-Audie
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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I'll take having a better game later.
BrokenEchelon
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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FUCK.
AbortedWalrusFetus
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Such mixed feels. I want the game so bad, but I'd rather they do it right than rush it.
BTM
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Of course
Miles Quaritch
lemme stick dat Red Ring
(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Can't help but think this will be the first of many delays into early 2015. Really sucks though...
Shadownet
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Ehh while I'm upset, at least there's Dragon Age Inquisition still coming so I'll be okay :)
ABeezy13
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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So.many.delays. :(
K_B
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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I knew it was wishful thinking hoping this would be a 2014 release :(. But, I'd rather wait to play a well finished game then get it sooner and have there be problems. This game looks amazing, and it does give me time to save some money for it.
TechnicPuppet
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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When is the first next gen RPG out then?
Nightengale
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Darn it. They seemed so confident with 2014 too. =(

Oh well, Legend of Heroes : Trails in the Sky SC is presumably delayed to later in 2014... That will quench my RPG thirst for 2014.
EnVy_CaLiBeR
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(03-11-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Good. Take your time to craft a better game.
Acquiescence
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Oh that's a shame, I was looking forward to... oh wait, no I wasn't.
Brandon F
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by 900bv

Just enough time to downgrade it.

Brilliant.
Dommel
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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The Xbox One might actually be available in Poland by that time
Shalashaska
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord-Audie

I'll take having a better game later.

Yeah, this is a game I don't want being pushed out early with a bunch of issues.
FHIZ
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Why'd I think it was this spring?

Now I'm even more disappointed than all of you!
Bright-Light
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Take as long as you need guys.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Whoa thats bogus, pretty trendy amongst next gen games though
DJIzana
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Guess this means I won't hear about Cyberpunk 2077 for a long time either. FML...
GlamFM
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord-Audie

I'll take having a better game later.

Always.
AHA-Lambda
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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not surprised, game sounds crazy ambitious. oh well :/
Semblance
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(03-11-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Not really surprised.

Shit still sucks doe.

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