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'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' level designer explains new release date and more

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

The new release date of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" has been further explained by a member of the development team. According to a report from Gameranx on May 6, the Miles Tost stated that CD Projekt Red could have released the open-world action role-playing game in 2014 as originally intended. However, doing so would have compromised the quality of the software product.

The level designer went on to state that both the developers and fans would not have been happy about "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" if it were to be rushed in the market. Instead, the development team used the extra production time in order to add more polish to the experience. On the other hand, the software product is mostly content-complete as CD Projekt Red won't be adding any more elements.

The sequel is more ambitious when compared to "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings." A massive open-world setting has been added, making the gameplay area 35 times bigger when compared to the second installment. It is also larger than the massive play area in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." Furthermore, CD Projekt Red plans to fill every location with plenty of "interesting content."

Although fans are forced to wait a little longer for "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," the final game should provide more than enough contents to keep them satisfied for a long time. The campaign alone should last around 50 hours while completing everything else should take another 50 hours. The story also features multiple branching paths and 36 endings, adding some replay value to the experience.

The new release date window for "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" has been set for the second month of next year. The install bases for the PS4 and Xbox One should grow significantly by that time due to the 2014 holiday season. An image of the sequel from the official Facebook account of the series can be seen with the photo attached near the top of this article.