Apparently, the majority of CD Projekt developers did not know anything about the decided delay of the role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077. At least this is what the site GameInformer would like to tell us from internal sources.
Despite the announcement of the gold status and the promise that no further delay is to be feared, the ambitious role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed again this week.
According to recent reports, the CD Projekt developers themselves have also been surprised by the delay. As the site GameInformer has reported, citing internal sources, a full 90% of the workforce initially knew nothing of the renewed delay of the role-playing game. Instead, they were only informed of this decision by their senior management shortly before the official announcement.
It also says that the differences in quality between the versions for the PS4 and Xbox One on the one hand and the next-generation consoles on the other hand were the decisive factors. “When the news broke, I spoke with several CD Projekt Red developers who confirmed they didn’t know about the delay until they received an internal email shortly before the announcement went live on Twitter,” says GameInformer editor Liana Ruppert.
“According to three developers, the decision to delay was a swift one after looking at the quality differences between the current-gen and next-gen versions. CD Projekt Red has said that it wants the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 to be perfect, so any perceived flaws are addressed quickly,” Ruppert said.
“According to the team, the decision to delay was not even discussed until Monday (October 26), with a decision being reached on Tuesday (October 27). According to Polish labor laws, leadership was not legally allowed to tell the whole team, due to its size of over 1,000 employees, without each individual signing a non-disclosure agreement. To do so would be considered, in terms of relation to stock equity and insider trading, as “leaked insider information,” she concluded.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on December 10, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. Extensive technical upgrades for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will also follow in the coming year.