With a post on Twitter, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be available in November, the role-playing game of the Polish software house has been delayed once again and will arrive on December 10 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Google Stadia.
Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed because the studio needs a few more weeks to be able to launch and test the game on all platforms where it can be played, according to a post on the game’s official Twitter account.
Hey everyone, Today, we’ve decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10th.
Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies.
The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test 9 versions of it (Xbox One/X, compatibility on Xbox Series SIX, PS4/Pro, compatibility on PS5, PC, Stadia)… while working from home. Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.
Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago. Passing certification, or ‘going gold’, means the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. Out it doesn’t mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will then be distributed via a Day 0 patch. This is the time period we undercalculated.
We feel we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to make every decision, even the hardest ones, if it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you’ll fall in love with. Yours, Adam Badowski 6 Marcin Iwinski.
In addition, Geoff Keighley, responsible for The Game Awards, said that due to the new date for the game’s arrival, it will only be able to compete at next year’s Game Awards.
Much like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a few years ago, Cyberpunk 2077 will first be eligible at next year’s Game Awards. https://t.co/1gV1J4sDpV
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) October 27, 2020