The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won’t be out until May 19, 2015, a three month delay from its previous February 2015 release date, developer CD Projekt Red confirms. A open letter posted on the studio’s website by “The Board of CD Projekt SA” apologizes for the delay, explaining that the massive project’s been more complicated to polish off than expected.
“The sheer size and complexity of The Witcher, key features of the title, have had a decisive impact on production. Now, nearing the end of our work, we see many details that need to be corrected,” the post reads. “When we release the most important game in our studio’s history, we must be absolutely sure that we did everything we could to limit any bugs to a level that will allow you to enjoy the game thoroughly.”
Wild Hunt picks up the saga of Geralt of Rivia, mutant monster slayer and legendary lothario who does the dirty work of morally ambiguous lords all across the brutal, medieval kingdom of Temeria. The opening cinematic shows Geralt and his mentor tracking the mysterious sorceress Yennefer, who has been mentioned in previous games as having a connection to Geralt’s amnesia-obscured past. Wild Hunt promises to be the largest Witcher game yet, following in the vast, open world footsteps of major role-playing games like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One when it arrives in May 2015. Check out the latest trailer, which premiered recently at The Game Awards 2014 and carried the teasing news that one of the characters pictured is available in the game as a second playable character.