It was delayed once, but it won't be delayed again.
Developer CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski made that plain in a recent Eurogamer interview , insisting that his team is not comprised of a bunch of "newbies:"
"This is not our first game; we are not newbies. It's not like 'hey we are delaying and we'll keep on delaying'. If we would think we need more time we would say 'hey we'll release it not in February but, I don't know, June'. We made the decision at the moment we were able to judge how much time we needed, and we planned it well and it works well for us. So, no more delays."
Iwinski said he was surprised at the fan response, which was actually quite positive in regards to the delay announcement. He added that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings might've been a better game had it had a longer development cycle:
"You can always take more time on a game, especially with huge games. You're never able to plan perfectly, and then the closer you get to shipping, the more you see 'oh I could use these [extra] two-three months…'"
Lastly, Iwinski clarified that they didn't delay The Witcher 3 to move farther away from EA's Dragon Age: Inquisition , which is set to launch on October 8. Bear in mind that EA didn't reveal this until well after CD Projekt Red delayed their project.
Okay, well, now you've done it: You've said "no more delays" and everyone is going to return to this quote if a delay inexplicably happens. Just sayin'.
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt