The Witcher 2 Delayed For Xbox 360, Coming 2012

August 1, 2011, By Christian Davis

Say it ain’t so?  The Xbox 360 adaptation of The Witcher 2 is taking longer than expected, so console gamers won’t be able to get their hands on it until 2012. Going from PC to a console platform involves “significant changes and improvements” since this title is more than just a port. Otherwise we probably wouldn’t have seen a delay.

“We have decided not to withhold information and to tell our fans immediately of the Xbox 360 launch moving to Q1 2012. As we have stated many times before, The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will be an adaptation and not regular port. The extra time will allow us to polish the title to perfection, so that the game offers an ideally balanced, fantastic experience to gamers.” Said Adam Kicinski, President of CD PROJEKT RED S.A. “As the launch of the game approaches, we will be sharing more details how it will be released on Xbox 360. I trust that despite the release date shift, players will be satisfied with what we are planning for them.”

It’s great to see that they’re dedicated to giving Xbox 360 owners the best experience possible, but there’s more than just that reasoning for the delay.

There’s a bit of a legal debacle with Namco Bandai Partners as well. Their main concern is about the distribution of the Xbox 360 version of the game in Western Europe,  Asia-Pacific,  as well as North and South America.


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