Cyberpunk 2077 Officially Delayed To September 2020
CD Projekt Red has delayed the release of Cyberpunk 2077 until 17th September. In a statement posted to Twitter (Below), the developer said its foray into sci-fi would need another five months of work. The highly anticipated game, which was set to drop on April 16, 2020, but has now been pushed back five months to September 17, 2020.
We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you today. pic.twitter.com/aWdtR0grYV
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) January 16, 2020
“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done,” studio bosses Marcin Iwinski and Adam Badowski said in a joint statement. “Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need 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.
“Expect more regular updates on progress as we get closer to the new release date.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing you in Night City, thank you for your ongoing support!”
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in the works since at least 2013, but CD Projekt Red has only started really showing off extended gameplay in the past year. The game is supposed to be packed with sci-fi combat mechanics, body mods, vehicles, narrative choices, and romance options, so it’s not a stretch to imagine those things taking some more time to get right.
It’s even more interesting when you take into account CD Projekt Red’s recent announcement that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be on next-gen consoles when they launch. With the new release date, the game will drop within a few months of the debut of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X – for Cyberpunk 2077 to be unable to be played on either when they launch is odd.
While we might have a slightly longer wait for Cyberpunk 2077, we can’t wait to see what CD Projekt Red have in-store for us. Check out this behind the scenes tour of the studio to get a sense of what to expect.
The delay applies to all versions of the game: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.