This year has seen a number of delays hit some of our most anticipated games. And unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 has been no exception. So much so that the game has received yet another delay to its release – with the new date being communicated as November 19th. But that’s not to say this won’t change again; after all, nothing is certain in 2020.
Strangely, at this rate, we’ll have the next generation of hardware before we’re even truly finished with this one. That backwards compatibility might come in useful!
These delays are hardly surprising. But they are disappointing, nonetheless. Especially as it’s not for the usual reasons of just not being good enough in the normal sense of the word. Something many studios often overlook and release the game anyway. Instead, personnel have been working as best as they can remotely. But despite best intentions all round, have failed to meet deadlines and standards that are afforded by 9-5 office work. This is explained in the Tweet that they published, which you can find below.
The team explain that the game is, technically, finished. In fact, there’s nothing left to do with the gameplay, side activities or voice over work. However, the huge world hasn’t been put through its paces enough so bugs could very well be prevalent throughout. Therefore, a delay now will allow them to test it thoroughly and ensure Cyberpunk 2077 is a game we can’t stop raving about.
Because, let’s be honest, if gamers find a buggy game on release, it’s a sales killer!
All I can say is, kudos to CD Projekt RED for admitting this. And for explaining the decision fully. It might not be the news we wanted, but is something we’re sure to appreciate when Cyberpunk 2077 launches. Whenever that is…
An important development update pic.twitter.com/uFGrt9Tqpi
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020
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