Geralt the witcher won’t be slaying any demons on the Xbox 360 this year as CD Projekt RED have announced that The Witcher 2 has been pushed back to Q1 2012.
The Xbox 360 version of the game, dubbed an “adaptation” and not your typical port, will see quite a few significant changes and improvements. The reasoning for the delay is to give the developers more time to expand and polish certain parts of the gameplay. The other, less interesting but more substantial reason for the delay is an ongoing legal debate with Namco Bandai Partners, who have concerns with regards to the distribution of the Xbox 360 version of the game in Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Central/South America.
“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. 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,” stated Adam Kicinski, President of CD PROJEKT RED S.A. (formerly Optimus S.A.).
Despite the delay, The Witcher 2 for the Xbox 360 will be on display at this years upcoming Gamescom in Germany and CD Porjekt RED invites all attending gamers to come check out some of the Xbox 360 version to tide them over until 2012.