Prije nekoliko minuta prijatelji iz CD Projekt RED-a poslali su nam pomalo razočaravajuću vijest. Ambiciozni The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt odgođen je za početak 2015. godine.
Prema novom planu, igra će se u prodaji pojaviti tijekom veljače 2015. godine. Originalan termin izlaska je bio kraj ove godine, ali s obzirom na ambicioznost cijeloga projekta, zacrtani visoki zahtjevi kvalitete nisu ostvareni. U skladu s time, CD Projekt RED je imao dvije odluke – izdati The Witchera 3 u trenutnom stanju koje se u nekim stvarima razlikuje od originalne vizije ili odgoditi igru za par mjeseci, te dodatno vrijeme provesti u podizanju razine kvalitete. Srećom, za razliku od drugih izdavača oni su se odlučili za drugu opciju. Iako bi mnogi igrači htjeli igru zaigrati što prije, CD Projekt RED nas uvjerava kako će nam se dodatno čekanje itekako isplatiti. Uvjereni su da jednom kada izađe, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt će pružiti mnogo sati zabave, te će postati jedna od boljih igara u svome žanru.
Otvoreno pismo u kojem je obznanjena vijest o odgodi prenosimo vam u cijelosti:
Release Date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – An Open Letter
Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.
We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. 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. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.
Dear gamers – we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.
Dear shareholders – we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.
The Board of CD PROJEKT S.A.