CD Projekt Red's open world action RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, initially slated for release later this year, will now launch in February 2015, the developer announced today via their official website.
The studio explained why the delay was necessary, saying they hope to "expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks [and] develop the genre as a whole" with the game, however, at the cost of additional months of development time.
"We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game's final release date," the post reads. "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."
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
In an exclusive interview with Examiner last month, CD Projekt Red explained why the game would not be possible on last-gen consoles, saying they were "limited" by the hardwares computational power.
The Witcher 3 is the final chapter in Geralt of Rivia's trilogy; players will walk in his shoes one last time as he searches for the dangerous force known as the Wild Hunt.