IGN: Can you tell us about the ability to slow down time, choose your options and use them in battle?
Tomasz Gop: That's one of the combat features, yes. It's different from The Witcher 1 because in that we actually had an active pause - you could pause totally and take an eternity to choose your tactical options and so on. In The Witcher 2, what we've done is when you open up the radial-menu for choosing your tactics, swords, magic and doing anything you might want to do, time now slows. So it gives you some time for a choice, but it's just not totally comfortable for everyone. You won't have an hour to make a choice. You might even want to make it quicker so you won't be bored by it!
IGN: (Laughs). So when should we expect it to be released?
Tomasz Gop: The game comes out worldwide on May 17, 2011 and we're just closing the beta stage of the game.