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'Dragon Age Inquisition' influence on 'The Witcher 3' release date discussed

'The Witcher 3' screen
'The Witcher 3' screen
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, used with permission

The co-founder of CD Projekt Red has added more comments regarding the delay of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt." According to a report from PC Gamer on May 16, Marcin Iwinski revealed that "Dragon Age Inquisition" did not have an impact in his company's decision to delay the latest installment from the "Witcher" series. Both video games come from the same role-playing game genre.

However, the co-founder did admit that the release date for "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" would have moved to another month if Electronic Arts decided to announce the launch plans of "Dragon Age Inquisition" before CD Projekt Red in a theoretical situation. He explained that it wouldn't have been very smart to ship two role-playing games at the same time. Having a gap between launches would give fans with a limited time budget a chance to buy both games as opposed to picking one over the other. You can find his comments below (courtesy of Eurogamer):

No, not at all. Having said that, if [BioWare] were shipping on October 8 and it would announce that before us, then we would look, I don't know, for a November release or something, because there are so few RPGs that it's really a very stupid idea to ship them at the same time.

Earlier this year in March, CD Projekt Red revealed that "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" had to be delayed until Feb. of next year as the development team felt that the software product needed some additional production time for polishing. Marcin Iwinski reassured fans that the game, which is being published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in North America, won't be further postponed. A photo above this article features a gameplay screen from the official Facebook page of the "Witcher" franchise.

"Dragon Age Inquisition" also underwent a delay as the title was original slated to come out last year. The year-long postponement allowed Bioware to add many new elements such as the Qunari as a playable race. Last month, Electronic Arts confirmed that the third main entry of the "Dragon Age" series has an official release date on Oct. 7. "Dragon Age Inquisition" will be available on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. On the other hand, "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" is only coming to computers and the two next-generation consoles.