CD Projekt Red: there’s no ‘hidden agenda’ behind Cyberpunk 2077 delay29th January 2020
CD Projekt Red has said there is no “hidden agenda” behind the delay of its hotly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 video game.
The Polish-based developer recently announced it would be pushing back the release date of the title. It was originally set to debut in April, but it will not be arriving until September.
The news sparked many theories behind the delay, including the suggestion the game was far from optimised on the Xbox One and it performed poorly on the console.
Another indicated the developer wanted to push back the release to better time it with the arrival of the Series X and PlayStation 5.
CD Projekt Red has now released a statement on the situation, further clarifying its choice.
On its website’s forum, it wrote: “Cory Barlog hit the nail on the head. Of course we’re optimising for the Xbox One, and for the PlayStation, and for the PC, because that’s what you do in the last stretches of game development.
“While the game is made, lots of things are unoptimised, because they’re all in flux, changing, and still not finished. So simple answers like, ‘They delayed the game because of X’ might make for a good rumour, but don’t hold a lot of truth.
“There’s always many reasons. Among them, and I can speak for myself, simply fixing bugs, so the game is as polished as possible. No hidden agendas, just working on making the game better.”
This should come as a positive to fans who are desperate for Cyberpunk’s release.
It is natural for developers to want to optimise their video games and with this one aimed at becoming CD’s crowning achievement of this generation, it is no surprise to see it taking every moment to polish the title.
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