Bad news: for the second time this year, the release of “Cyberpunk 2077” is again postponed. The long-awaited CD title Projekt RED will be released on 19 November 2020.
So far, the gaming world has not fared so badly during this pandemic. While conventions such as the E3 2020 had to be canceled, the future they promised has still come to us thanks to numerous online conferences. However, for the second time, one of the most eagerly awaited titles of the last few years has been postponed. The CD studio Projekt RED announced in a press release on Twitter (below) that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 would be postponed again. Instead of being released on April 16th and September 17th, the game will finally (hopefully) be released on November 19th, 2020.
Although technically the game seems to be well finished, the Polish studio admits that they need more time to fix the bugs and check that everything works. “For those who are familiar with our working method know that we won’t release a game that isn’t ready,” says the studio’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski and director Adam Badowski. It’s ready when it’s ready’ is not just a good-sounding phrase, it’s also a way of life for us that can sometimes cause us harm. We are fully aware that this new postponement decision is costing us your trust and asking to wait for more time is one of the hardest decisions a developer can make. Our intention is to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will remain with you for years to come.” CD Projekt RED executives explain that the content, gameplay, quests, cinematics, skill management and object management are all finalized and ready. However, given the abundance of content and the complexity of interlacing plots, they’d rather spend more time balancing the whole thing out, dealing with any remaining issues. CD Projekt RED also took the opportunity to postpone its own online conference, Night City Wire, from June 11th to June 25th. It will include the first test extracts of the game and will probably include new information about the title.