Just a few weeks after going gold, CD Projekt Red has announced that Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again. The game will now release on December 10th instead of its November 19th release date.
In a statement posted on Twitter, CD Projekt Red said that the biggest challenge was shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen and PC at the same time, which requires testing compatibility of 9 different versions of the game.
Today we’ve decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10th.
Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies.
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 9 versions of it (Xbox One/X, Xbox Series S/X, PS4/Pro, PS5, PC, Stadia) whilst 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 a difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.
Some of you also might be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago. Passing certification or ‘going gold’ means that the game is ready, can be completed and has all content in it. But it doesn’t mean we stop working and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will be distributed via a Day 0 patch. This is the time period we undercalculated.
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.