The news that Cyberpunk 2077 fans across the globe have feared to hear has been made, as developer CD Projekt Red has revealed that the game will be delayed again, this time until December 10, 2020. Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest game by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s developer, CD Projekt Red, which is considered as one of 2020’s Game of the Year contender – expecting it still launches this year.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been the subject of multiple high profile delays. The title was initially scheduled to be released last April but was postponed until September, as the development team revealed that it still needs more polishing.
Cyberpunk 2077 was again delayed, from September until November 19. However, despite countless promises to the contrary, the game has been pushed back once again, but at least it is a short one. CD Projekt Red has posted the announcement via the official Twitter account of Cyberpunk 2077, revealing the game has been delayed to December 10, 2020.
We have important news to share with you pic.twitter.com/qZUaD6IwmM
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 27, 2020
Based on the statement, the reason for this delay is the difficulty of shipping the game for not just the current-gen consoles, but for the next-gen consoles, PC, and Stadia as well. While the game’s next-gen version won’t be released until next year, the developers still had to do some tests to ensure that it would run properly on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 backward compatibility feature.
Fans may be perplexed about the latest delay of Cyberpunk 2077. After all, the development team already revealed that the game has gone gold, which usually means that fans don’t have to stress themselves worrying about further delays.
In its statement, the developers explained that the game has been completed in terms of having all of its content in it, but there is still room for improvement when talking about raising the quality bar. The developers also said that it underestimated the work that still needs to be done during the final days of development.
While fans will obviously be disappointed that the game’s release has been pushed back again, it might be good to understand first that this decision by CD Projekt Red was made to guarantee that the game will be of the highest quality possible when it finally rests on the hands of players.
Meanwhile, there is still a lot of big game launches slated for November 2020, and the delay of Cyberpunk 2077, even though disappointing, might give these games time to shine. Several games will be launching along the side of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles on November 10 and 12, so gaming enthusiasts should have no scarcity of titles to play while they are waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 to finally release.