Cyberpunk 2077 Has Been Delayed Again

Gaming article by Andrew Stretch on Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 13:44
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CD Projekt Red
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CD Projekt Red
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November 19, 2020
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Next Stop 2077

News broke today from the official Cyberpunk 2077 twitter account that their upcoming open-world adventure title would be delayed once more. The game was originally slated to release April 16th, 2020 but with the growing global issues of COVID-19 CD Projekt Red decided that it would be better to give the game more time. Not only to allow their developers time to perfect the game but also to not insure any unnecessary crunch in unprecedented times.

The tweet came from Marcin Iwinski, Co-founder of CD Projekt Red, and Adam Badowski, Head of Studio. This delay will mean that those looking forward to getting their hands on Cyberpunk 2077 will now need to wait until November 19th before they can start their adventure in Night City. Within the tweeted image they explained that while "Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise" that they wanted to make sure they had as much time as possible to go over the "abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other."

Part of the reason to delay it was also to make sure as a company CD Projekt Red was living up to their ambition of "Ready when it's done." At the moment without this rigorous testing being completed they don't feel as a company confidant enough to put this game out into the world. In the end, CD Projekt Red hopes that the game that they come out with is one that will be remembered for years to come, and not because it had to be delayed for a few weeks.

An interesting tidbit from the bottom of the post is that this week a preview of the game will be making its way to different outlets and we will start to see the beginnings of previews published as early as next week on the 25th of June, along with the Night City Wire.

What do you think of Cyberpunk 2077 being delayed again? Do you just want the game to release when it's good? Do you like how CD Projekt Red has been handling these delays?

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Andrew Stretch

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.