CD Projekt Red has announced that their highly anticipated first-person RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, has been delayed yet again.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now set to release in November this year.
Although the delay might be disappointing to those who looked forward to getting their hands on the game in September, there is some good news.
Firstly, the game is basically finished according to the developer with all the content such as quests, cutscenes items and skills all in place and working.
Secondly, the reason for the delay is that the game is just so big and complex that the team felt they needed more time to iron out all the bugs.
In a time when publishers seem to prefer rushing to get games released and patching out issues only after the games are in the hands of consumers, it’s always refreshing to see studios and publishers delay games in order to make sure consumers get a polished game that has minimal bugs and issues.
The current Covid-19 pandemic could also have played some part in the delay as development times have been drastically increased due to most developers working remotely.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development from as far back as 2013. There is little doubt that all the time and effort CD Projekt Red has put into it will pay off. The developer is known for its polished and intricate games. If the delay means we’ll get a game just as good or even better than The Witcher 3, then we don’t mind to wait an extra few months.
One interesting fact to keep in mind is that the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X is set to release around the festive season, which could mean that the game might release on current-gen consoles, and shortly thereafter on next-gen consoles.