Earlier today, Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski of CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter that their highly anticipated game of the year, Cyberpunk 2077, is to be delayed… yet again. The new release date is December 10th.
According to a tweet from the Cyberpunk 2077 official Twitter account, the reason behind such a sudden delay is shipping the game on current-gen while also testing compatibility with next-gen consoles (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X) in addition to current-gen consoles (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia) at the same time.
This ultimately requires CD Projekt Red to prepare and test nine versions of the game, all while working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s main priority is to make sure that everything in each version of the game runs smooth and without any technical issues.
This is the fourth delay that has happened to Cyberpunk 2077 in recent months. At E3 2019, a trailer was announced, gearing up for an April 16, 2020 release. Then, it was delayed to September 17, 2020. The game was delayed yet again for a final November 16th, 2020 release and now, the official date is December 10, 2020.
CD Projekt Red hopes that by initiating this final delay, people will understand the hard work that the company has put in into making the game perfect for its launch and be excited to play the game for themselves.
Image courtesy of CD Projekt Red