Welcome to this cursed week, where videogames are getting delayed left, right and centre. The newest member to enter the fray is Cyberpunk 2077, which has now been pushed back until September.
September 17th, to be exact, as confirmed in a statement shared on CD Projekt Red’s Twitter page. “Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the April release window and we’re moving the launch date to September 17, 2020,” it reads.
“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 time 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.”
The announcement has been signed by Marcin Iwinski, CD Projekt Red’s co-founder, and Adam Badowski, Head of Studio. In other words, the game still has too many kinks that need ironing out before it’s in the best state to release.
It’s not surprising. In fact, in this day and age it’s more surprising if a videogame – especially one with the size and scope of Cyberpunk 2077 – doesn’t get delayed. Still, it’s disappointing our wait for CD Projekt Red’s next big thing is now an extra five months.
We’ve no doubt it’ll be worth the wait though.
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