The game will now be released on 19th May 2015, say the developers.
Today CD Projekt RED have announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's release date has been delayed until May 19th 2015.
In an open letter the developers explain that they want to make sure they have done everything they can to stamp out any bugs, to ensure players "enjoy the game thoroughly."
The letter reads as follows:
Ever since we started working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we knew it would be an ambitious game. We wanted, and still aim, to give you an incredible experience, an epic adventure in a vast, completely open fantasy universe.
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. 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.
With this in mind, we took another look at current workloads and what they mean for the team. Even though everyone is working at full speed, we concluded that we need another 12 weeks, so we are shifting the release date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to May 19th, 2015.
We owe you an apology. We set the release date too hastily. It’s a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future. We know what we want to do to make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play. And we continue to work hard to achieve just that. So, we apologize and ask for your trust.
Thank you for the all support you show us on a daily basis. We truly do appreciate it. It has fueled us in our passion since the start and will continue to do so.
The Board of CD PROJEKT SA"
This is the second time the developers have delayed The Witcher 3's launch - the game was originally due to be released in autumn 2014, and was initially delayed to February 2015.
The news comes just days after the latest trailer for the game was revealed during The Game Awards on Friday.