THE CD Projekt Red announced on Tuesday (27) that Cyberpunk 2077 is being postponed yet again: the game, previously scheduled for November 19, will be released on December 10. The developer says the additional 21 days will make a difference in preparing the game for different generations of consoles, including Xbox Series X and PS5.
CD Projekt Red postpones Cyberpunk 2077
In a statement, CD Projekt Red explains that it is a challenge to prepare Cyberpunk 2077 in nine different versions, as the game will be released on multiple platforms at the same time. This requires testing on Xbox One, One X, Series X, Series S, PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, PC and Google Stadia.
In early October, the company announced that Cyberpunk 2077 entered the “gold” state, that is, it is practically ready, with all the content, and can be played from beginning to end.
However, the developer says it will need more time to make improvements that will be distributed in a Day 0 update (on the day of release). “This is the length of time we miscalculated,” says the statement.
Piotr Nielubowicz, chief financial officer of CD Projekt Red, had indicated that there would be no further delays in launching the game. It was initially scheduled for April 2020, then for September, then for November.
The company sparked a debate by requiring crunch from developers, with a cycle of six days a week to finish Cyberpunk 2077 and deliver the game on time. Adam Badowski, head of the studio, said that “Everyone will be rewarded for each extra hour”.