After further examination, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has decided to push the game’s release date from the end of this year to February 2015, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
In a post to the studio’s official website, CD Projekt Red said they “reexamined” how much progress they had made on The Witcher 3 and faced a decision on how they wanted to proceed with the game’s release.
“The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious,” the CD Projekt Red post said. “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.”
CD Projekt Red apologized for making gamers, who wanted to play the game as soon as possible, wait even longer for its release, but promised an “exceptional” RPG once it comes out.
“We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment,” the post said.
The news comes as CD Projekt RED developer Michał Krzemińsk said he wouldn’t be pulled into any debate over the game’s resolution on the PlayStation 4 versus the Xbox One before its even released.
Once it does release next February, The Witcher 3 will come to the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms.