Console gamers will have to wait just a little longer for the release of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on Xbox 360. CD Projekt RED has just announced that the game’s release will be pushed back to Q1 2012. The development company states that the cause for the delay is due additional development time needed to expand and polish the gameplay and reach “perfection”. Typically, ports from PC to console receive a straight conversion, resulting in lackluster gameplay or downgraded graphics. CD Projekt RED hopes to mitigate potential issues by expanding development time.
Apparently, there is also some additional issues with Namco Bandai in regards to distribution in Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, as well as Central and South America. So, there may be some minor changes to the game because of this.
Adam Kicinski, President of CD PROJEKT RED S.A. (formerly Optimus S.A.) states: ”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.”
Fans of the game will get their first chance to check out the Xbox 360 version at the upcoming Gamescom 2011 tradeshow in Cologne, German. The company will also announce additional DLC for the PC version at Gamescom.