The Witcher 3 is an incredible achievement, and one of our best games from E3 this year. It’s coming to PC, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when those systems launch later this year. Unfortunately, the developers themselves, CD Projekt Red and its considerable home-town fanbase won’t be able to play the Xbox One version at launch.
Why not? Well, because they’re from Poland. And Poland – like South Africa – is not within the list of 21 countries that’ll be graced with the Xbox One during its initial launch rollout. It’s come as a bit of a shock to CD Projeckt Red – who had no idea that this would happen.
"I was just in a restaurant and saw the list," Co-founder and CEO of the company Marcin Iwinski told Gameinformer. "I was surprised, and I really hope that it isn’t final. I think Polish gamers will speak out loud. From my perspective, it’s a sad situation."
Essentially, it’s a case of “Thanks for the awesome game, here’s a boot to the ass.” We’ve had some time with the Xbox One at E3 – and it’s an amazing console with some great games. Unfortunately, it’s being walled up by some policies that just don’t make it an appealing option, especially here in South Africa.
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