CD Projekt Red, the developer, and publisher for Cyberpunk 2077, held a conference call yesterday after announcing the Cyberpunk 2077 delay to December 10. The conference was hosted by CEO Adam Kicinski, board member and CFO Piotr Nielubowicz, and board member and SVP Buisness Development member Michal Nowakowski.
To immediately get down to the meat of the situation, here's a quote summing up part of it by the Polish Press Agency:
ABOUT THE DELAY: "This situation is different" compared to previous changes to the deadline - the game for PC is ready and plays well on next-gen consoles and the company is finalizing the process concerning current gen consoles.
This makes sense. Cyberpunk has increasingly looked like a next-gen game, so it's no wonder that the game is struggling on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Obviously some sort of solution should have been found by now, but the fact that the game is ready to launch on PC and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S comes as no surprise.
The game itself is said to be 'amazing' and that when the game is released people will understand why the game was so difficult to make. For instance, those who have played the game say that "they have never played a game like this before." Which is interesting, because that can easily be interpreted in multiple ways, both positive and negative.
Another interesting aspect is apparently there will be changes coming to CD Projekt Red as a result of the issues finishing the title. CEO Adam Kicinski said that there will be some organizational changes in technical department. Elaborating on the reason he said, "too many things were put together at late stages."
As for the new release date, Kicinski says that CD Projekt Red are firm about the new release date, and that they could have released it on November 19 but "having these three more weeks gives us a chance to fix this and that." While that is more than likely the truth of it, they'll also need time to get the game running fluidly on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
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