Cyberpunk 2077 DELAYED until September
Cyberpunk 2077 – one of the most anticipated games of 2020 – has been delayed until September, CD Projekt Red has confirmed.
The news arrives just three months before it was due for release. The delay means it will hit the shelves close to the launch of both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
“We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you today,” the developer tweeted.
“Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the April release window and we’re moving the launch date to September 17, 2020.
“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing.
“We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”
We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you today. pic.twitter.com/aWdtR0grYV
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) January 16, 2020
While it is unfortunate the release will be so close to the next generation console launches, the Polish-based developer seems keen on ensuring it ends this era with a bang.
Considering The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, also developed by CD Projekt, is heralded as one of gaming’s finest achievements, the company will no doubt want to break boundaries once again.
Perhaps even more concerning for some is that the multiplayer mode was always scheduled for release after the single-player, which means this has also been pushed back.
“Given the expected release of Cyberpunk 2077 in September, and speaking of a series of events we expect to occur after that date, 2021 appears unlikely as a release date for the Cyberpunk multiplayer,” said Michael Nowakowski, the company’s senior vice president of business development and board member, in a conference call.
Given the studio’s track record however, most will be pleased it has undertook the decision to perfect the game rather than release an unfinished product and continuously patch it post launch.
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