Not sure how many times we’ve used the headline “Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed” now, to be honest.
But we’re rolling it out one last time – well, hopefully the last time. CD Projekt Red has just announced that Cyberpunk 2077’s release date has been moved from 19th November to 10th December. Just another 21 days to wait.
The extra delay is brought about by the fact that the team has nine versions of the game to test – Xbox One/X, Xbox Series S/X, PS4/Pro, PS5, PC and Stadia –all while the team is working from home. Naturally, Covid-19 has exacerbated issues throughout the year as working conditions have had to change for everyone around the globe. We can only imagine how much harder it is to work on something like this from home.
In a statement put out on Twitter, Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski from CDPR say, “we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do”.
The full statement can be seen below:
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— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 27, 2020
As Cyberpunk 2077 ‘went gold’ earlier this month, lots of people – including us – assumed there’d definitely be no more delays. We were wrong. While the game is content-complete, there are still issues to be ironed out; things that will be fixed via a Day 0 patch. Badowski and Iwinski say they undercalculated the amount of work that would need to go into this patch.
So, our wait to jump into CD Projekt Red’s newest fantastic world has grown a little longer yet again. But we’ve no doubt Cyberpunk 2077 will remain to be worth the wait.