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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to December

Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red, delayed, Adam Badowski, Marcin Iwiński

Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed once again. CD Projekt Red confirmed the news on social media, saying that its futuristic RPG will now launch 21 days later on Dec. 10. The news comes as a shock to many, considering the game has been delayed numerous times before and achieved gold status not long ago.

CD Projekt Red’s Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwiński penned a statement and apology:

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 (Xbox One/X, compatibility on Xbox Series S|X, 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 games, but they really do.

On the topic of Cyberpunk 2077’s gold status, Badowski and Iwiński said that “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.”

The game was previously set to launch next month on Nov. 19.

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