Once again, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed.
CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated open-world RPG is, yet again, getting a new release date. This will be the third time the game has been delayed after a series of hurdles that the devs had to face. Initially expected to hit the platforms in April, the launching of the sci-fi title was pushed back until September 17th to give the devs more time for final polishing. However, the release was postponed until November 10.
Just as everyone started to rub their palms in excitement, CD Projekt Red took to Twitter on October 28– almost two weeks before the target day– and shared another news that would, understandably, disappoint their fans.
According to the company’s official statement fronted by the execs Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski, the delay, this time, is attributed to the challenge of launching across 9 gaming platforms while their team is working from home.
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— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 27, 2020
“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 nine versions of it,” said the company.
“We need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.”
In the letter, the pair makes it clear that just because the game has already gone gold doesn’t mean it’s complete and they should stop working. They promise that these final improvements will have been done by December 10th, which is the new release date.
“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,” the company said at the end of the letter.
Meanwhile, fans have mixed reactions regarding the announcement. Some of them are, obviously, not pleased.
One Twitter user said: “I understand the decision but… a lot of us I’m sure asked for a time off on our jobs to be able to play this game since you guys have said no more delays was going to happen. I have a lot on my mind with this decision.”
Another disappointed fan tweeted: “Just refunded the purchase. There is no point in buying a game from a dev who cannot keep their promise. When we were kids, we’ve learnt a valuable lesson from THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF story. I don’t think I’ll ever buy another game from this studio.”
However, many gamers also came to defend the company, expressing their understanding of the fact that the devs are just aiming for the best product.
“You all knew it was coming, don’t act surprised. Plenty of other games to keep you busy in the meantime, WatchDogs, AC: Valhalla, Destiny 2. Stop acting entitled. We are disappointed in the delay, but understand,” one fan replied to the announcement tweet.
Multiple Twitter users are also patting the company on the back, assuring them that it’s all good and they should take their time. After all, they’ve worked on the game for so many years, and months of delay wouldn’t hurt as much as being forced to deliver a product that is not close to perfection.
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