After news of both Final Fantasy VII and Marvel’s Avengers being delayed earlier this week, CD Projekt Red has today announced that Cyberpunk 2077 has also received a significant delay.
Instead of the game’s original April release date, the game will now release on September 17th. CD Projekt Red said in their statement that the game is currently complete and playable but they need to use the extra time to playtest, fix and polish as the game is so massive.
With the game now releasing so close to next-gen consoles and with no next-gen release confirmed (same with Avengers), it’ll be interesting to see what this means.
The statement reads:
We have important news regarding Cyberpunk’s 2077 release date we’d like to share with you today.
Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the April release window and we’re moving the launch date to September 27, 2020.
We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.
Expect more regular updates on progress as we get closer to the new release date.