CD Projekt has announced that the release of the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 has been delayed from this year to the first quarter of 2012.
The developer said the legal tangle between Namco and THQ over publishing rights to the game played a part in the decision to push the launch to 2012.
On the plus side, it also said the delay will allow the team to continue polishing the game, Gamepur reports.
"The extra time will allow us to polish the title to perfection, so that the game offers an ideally balanced, fantastic experience to gamers," said studio head Adam Kicinski.
"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," he added.
CD Projekt showed off the console version of The Witcher 2 at E3 earlier this year.