CD Projekt Red has decided to delay its upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077 to 16 November 2020. The developer posted an update on Twitter where the message was clear; the game needs more time. According to the post, the game development is going well. Furthermore, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise. In addition, the quests, cutscenes, skills and items are all there. It seems CD Projekt Red needs more time to go through it properly to iron out the bugs and fix the mechanics.
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In short, the game is massive and while the content is all done, the developers don’t want to ship something that is riddled with bugs.
With that being said, CD Projekt Red wants Cyberpunk 2077 to be an experience that stays with you for years to come. Similar to the impact The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had on the industry. Bugs and in-game issues will get in the way of experiencing this generation-defining experience. The developers hope players can understand where they are coming from. It will be interesting to see how close the game launches to the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. If rumours of a 20 November 2020 release date are real, this game could be a launch title for the platforms.
Keep your eyes peeled on 25 June 2020 as more Cyberpunk 2077 will be revealed in a special Night City Wire digital stream. In the meantime, catch up on the old gameplay from last year down below.