After several delays, the team over at CD Projekt RED has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back once more, this time arriving this November.
The original date was set for March, but then changed to September 17 due to COVID. As the global pandemic continued to spread, the world was forced to work from home and re-evalute their work processes. While the team worked hard in this new format, there are just some things that can't fit within the projected timeline. Because of that, the new release date is November 19.
An important development update pic.twitter.com/uFGrt9Tqpi— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020
"Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we won't ship something which is not ready. 'Ready when it's done' is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, it's something we live by even when we know we'll take the heat for it. At the same time, we are fully aware that making such a decision costs us your trust and trading trust for additional time is one of the hardest decisions a game developer can make.
"And despite [that] we think it's the right decision for the game, we'd still like to apologize for making you wait longer. Our intention is to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will stay with you for years to come. In the end, we hope you understand why we did what we did."
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They also confirmed in their message that the game itself is completed both content and gameplay-wise, but they wanted more time to make sure that all in-game systems work the way they are supposed to with each other, including cutscenes and quests. RED wants to ensure that Cyberpunk 2077 is as bug-free as possible when it launches, a philosophy that more developers could stand to adapt.
For now, the new release date for Cyberpunk 2077 is November 19th. You can learn more about the journey thus far with our game hub here, as well as on Twitter @PrimaGames for more Cyberpunk 2077 goodness and gaming news.