Microsoft has responded to criticism from fans who say the PC version of The Witcher III: Wild Hunters won’t be released for the UK in time for Christmas.
The Witcher 3 is a third-person RPG set in a medieval Europe where magic is used to fight supernatural threats and wield supernatural weapons.
The UK’s biggest games publisher EA has been vocal in its support of the game’s UK release, stating in a statement to GamesIndustry International that the game will be released worldwide.
“The Witcher series has been an incredible success worldwide and we’re thrilled to bring the franchise to the UK,” said EA UK chief operating officer John Smedley.
“Our teams are focused on delivering a top-notch experience that fans can be proud of.
This game will not only be available in the US, but in more than 40 other countries worldwide.”EA has previously said that the UK release will include the full story mode, DLC, achievements and a free-to-play subscription model.EA said that The Witcher was in a “very early development stage”, but that the studio’s work in the last couple of years was focused on its upcoming World of Warcraft expansion.”
World of Warcraft is the biggest MMORPG of all time and it is one of the fastest growing game companies of all-time,” said Smedke.
“We are extremely proud to be building a game for this incredibly loyal audience.”
The Witcher, which is available on PC, Mac and Linux, is expected to launch this December.