The Witcher 3 Delay Won't Affect Cyberpunk 2077

The Witcher 3 Delay Won't Affect Cyberpunk 2077

The new Witcher game has been pushed back, but that won't mess with CD Projekt RED's other title.

A few days ago, CD Projekt RED announced that its was delaying the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt until February 2015. The newest adventures of Geralt were planned for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2014, but the studio looked at what it had in hand and decided to push the title back.

"We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game's final release date," said the studio in an open letter to fans. "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."

CD Projekt RED is also working on Cyberpunk 2077, a scifi game based on the classic tabletop RPG. Because The Witcher 3 is CD Projekt's bread-and-butter, some Cyberpunk 2077 developers have been moved over to that title, but according to CD Projekt RED Poland's CEO Marcin Iwinski it won't affect the latter's ongoing development.

"In order to ship a huge RPG we do use help of certain team members between teams. It works this way between Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3," he told GameSpot. "We are working hard to deliver an outstanding RPG and rest assured, that all the learnings on The Witcher 3 are being applied to the Cyberpunk 2077 development. Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by a separate team within CD Projekt Red, so the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is not really affected."

Of course, Cyberpunk 2077 has no firm release date, so even if it was delayed, we probably wouldn't know about it.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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