The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt goes gold, on track for May 19 launch

CD Projekt RED has confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold, meaning that game development has finished. With just over a month until the game is set to arrive on the Xbox One and Windows PCs, the team is extremely excited about going gold.

Adam Badowski, Head of Studio at CD PROJEKT RED, said:

"We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game. From the corrupt nobles in Novigrad to ancient monsters lurking in deep forests, to the bustling cities, colorful ports and breathtaking vistas; all the people, all the places -- we literally spent tens of thousands of hours to turn all that into an adventure that will kick your ass and make you want to come for more. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone GOLD and will soon be yours!"

Recently the team released a trailer showing five minutes of gameplay, and back in January we got to spend some time checking out the game. If you have yet to pre-order, you can do so at the links below.

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  • I am so getting this (digital version). It looks amazing.
  • Yes. I have it pre purchased on steam. My gtx980 is ready. Though gta v is occupying its time, the fickle thing!
  • Oh man. Can't wait!
  • I just did a little wee wee
  • Lol
  • Going gold more than a month before scheduled release is really early. Usually it's more like two weeks. I wonder what the rationale is for not moving up the release date a week or two.
  • > I wonder what the rationale is for not moving up the release date a week or two.   Think about all the elements that make up a game release, digital distribution, physical dsiutribution, marketing and advertising, support, regional translation of supporting websites and services, game reviews and embargoes, patching and probably a bugger load of stuff we can think of. These things are way more complicated than most would ever comprehend, never having had to run an IT service or deliver a retail product.  
  • Another example of those "mature" video games... Sigh. Gone are the days of fun video games you could enjoy with your family. When they can spend all their time to create beautiful world designs, bustling cities, colorful ports, breathtaking vistas, and all that stuff, can't they just use those things in a game that can be enjoyed by all ages?
  • Plenty of those still around. Indie developers still care very much for that kind of thing too. I find there's too many platformers. What we do see today however is big developers targeting demographics. Which a big part of it is older players late 20s
  • Take a look at the average gamer today. They don't target all ages, because the average gamer is 18-35year old male. It's good business sense to make more games geared towards the widest demographic you can. As for games for all ages, you're incredibly short sighted for saying there aren't that many. Get a Wii-U and you'll find plenty available to you. There's also some on the Xbox, since we are on an Xbox article, Zoo tycoon is the first to come to mind. Do your research before complaining about a topic.
  • I know that about the Wii U, but we're on the topic of the Xbox One, you named only Zoo Tycoon. Name something more, and by the big developers. And it's not as if the only thing that will appeal to the 18-35 year old male is blood and violence... Not denying the fact that this game looks amazing graphically, there are better ways to tell a story without unnecessary violence.
  • One of the biggest publishers has Plants Vs Zombies on Xbox one. Rates E for everyone in the ESRP system. And I never said games like that are the only thing that appeal, they appeal the most though. Business is all about making the most money, not making some people who don't like violence happy. I'm sorry, but you're just not the target demographic. There's nothing wrong with you for it, it just makes you less likely to enjoy the Xbox, hence why I suggested the Wii.
  • The "average" is 35. So there are plenty of gamers older than 35 you know. This "myth" that gaming is for spotty kids hiding in their bedroom is a phallacy. The OP must understand there are lots of games, and this is just one. If its not for them, try a game that caters to his/her taste. Plenty of porn in the world, but there are other movies  :)  
  • Sounds like you need to buy an Xbox One with Kinect and then pick up Minecraft and Project Spark--two games that are fantastic for creating things with others, as you noted, and then buy some family-friendly Kinect games like Fantasia, Dance Central, Fruit Ninja Kinect 2, and Kinect Sports Rivals. All of those games are non-violent and great for families. I'd also suggest puzzle platformers like Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba. My family enjoyed watching me play those games, chiming in an how to solve the puzzles.
  • Looks amazing.
  • This will destroy my life ;)
  • Powering through The Witcher 2 currently before this bad boy drops (I'm on act 2). I'm pretty excited.