CD PROJEKT RED announced a delay in upcoming cyberpunk RPG Cyberpunk 2077 earlier today. Previously expected to release this April, the company announced via its Twitter account that the release will be pushed back. Cyberpunk 2077 is now slated for release September 17, 2020.
In the announcement, studio head Adam Badowski and co-founder Marcin Iwiński wrote that the game was at a "stage where the game is complete and playable, but there is still work to be done." They go on to explain that Night City is "massive," but due to the scale and complexity, the company needs "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.
Iwiński and Badowski wrote that the public should "expect more regular updates as we get closer to the new release date."
At the time of writing, many Twitter comments are supportive of the company. Several users posted an image of Shigeru Miyamoto stating "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad." In a testament to the hype surrounding Cyberpunk 2077's release, CD PROJEKT RED's original post garnered over 50,000 likes and more than 10,000 retweets in under an hour, with little indication of slowing down.
What do you think? Are you still excited for the release of Cyberpunk 2077? Can you possibly wait until September to explore the neon darkness of Night City? Let us know in the comments below. As always, continue to check back with TechRaptor for the latest regarding Cyberpunk 2077 and other gaming news.
We've all heard the horror stories about crunch-time in the games industry. Hopefully, this delay will give the employees a less stressful development cycle and set a good example for the industry going forward.