Yes, CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated game and this year’s one of the biggest games has been delayed, once again. Cyberpunk 2077 will now come out on November 19, hopefully.
CDPR always emphasized the phrase “Ready when it’s done” and one of their biggest mistakes was to reveal the release date too soon. Now, it seems like they’re just pushing things as they aren’t really sure if they can finish the game on time.
The company released an official statement which goes like this –
We have decided to move the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 from September 17 to November 19.
Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we won’t ship something which is not ready. “Ready when it’s done” is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, it’s something we live by even when we know we’ll take the heat for it. At the same time, we are fully aware that making such a decision costs us your trust, and trading trust for additional time is one of the hardest decisions a game developer can make. And despite we think it’s the right decision for the game, we’d still like to apologize for making you wait longer. Our intention is to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will stay with you for years to come. In the end, we hope you understand why we did what we did.
At the time we are writing these words, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise. The quests, the cutscenes, the skills, and items; all the adventures Night City has to offer – it’s all there. But with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need to properly go through everything, balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs. A huge world means a huge number of things to iron out and we will spend the additional time doing exactly that.
This week, journalists from all over the world are starting to independently play the game. We are eagerly (and quite stressed) to hear their opinions, as well as see your reactions when they publish their previews right after we air Night City Wire on the 25th of June. We hope this will satisfy some of your hunger for the game as we work to polish it for the November launch.
Marcin Iwiński & Adam Badowski
Co-Founder & Head of Studio respectively
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— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020
As mentioned, publications around the globe are playing the game right now and they’ll publish their previews after 25th June, i.e., the Night City Wire event. Unfortunately, CD Projekt Red has not given any opportunities to India-based outlets, so we’re in the dark. But we’d love to dig through all the opinions from our friends at other outlets.
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