The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, fan rated as the most anticipated game of 2014, has been delayed until February 2015 according to developer CD Projekt Red.

According to a post on the developer's website it was forced to choose whether to release the game at the end of 2014 as planned or wait a few months for some needed extra development time.

"We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game's final release date," the post reads. "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."

Developer CD Projekt Red also extended this message to all its fans:

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"

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[via Thewitcher.com]