CD Projekt Red announced today that Cyberpunk 2077’s release date has been moved once again from September 17 to November 19. CD Projekt Red’s co-founder Marcin Iwiński and head of studio Adam Badowski explained that the game will be released when they feel it is fully finished.
“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 your trust and trading trust for additional time is one of the hardest decisions a game developer can make. And despite 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.”
“”At the time we are writing these words, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise. The quests, cutscenes, the skills and items; all the adventures Night City has to offer – it’s all there. But with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need to properly go through everything, balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs. A huge world means a huge number of things to iron out and we will spend the additional time doing exactly that.”
That being said, Cyberpunk 2077’s event Night City Wire presentation will still be on June 25, and fans can expect previews of Cyberpunk 2077 to be featured at the show. This delay will likely put Cyberpunk’s release around the time of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5’s release.
CD Projekt Red has also confirmed that those who own the game on Xbox One will have a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X. There has been no information for how the company will handle PlayStation cross-gen upgrades as Sony does not have a Smart Delivery alternative.
Source: CD Projekt Red