If you've been desperately awaiting Cyberpunk 2077 then you are no doubt going to be disappointed again because the release date has been moved to December 10th. This is another set back for the game, after we've seen it delayed multiple times in the past. The pandemic certainly didn't help matters, so it's hard to blame CD Projekt Red completely, but the game had already gone gold, which makes this even more surprising. It looks like they are focused on making sure the Day 0 patch improved, which is what they apparently misclaculated.
All of this has been pretty unfortunate, particularly with reports that there was a heavy crunch involved in the development, when the company had a mostly stellar reputation over the years. Here is the official statement from CD Projekt Red on the delay of Cyberpunk 2077:
Hey everyone, 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, compatibility on Xbox Series SIX, 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 game, but they really do.
Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago. Passing certification, or 'going gold', means the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. Out it doesn't mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, 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.
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.
Yours, Adam Badowski & Marcin Iwinski
According to their Twitter, they said there will be no further delays after this one:
No more delays are happening.