CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again – despite already having gone gold.
CDPR says in a statement: “Today we’ve decided to move the release of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10.
“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…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 different 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 that the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. But 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 a time period we undercalculated.
“We feel we have an amazing team 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.”
The Twitter account then followed up with: “No more delays are happening.”
The new release date of Cyberpunk 2077 is now December 10 after being delayed again. While it’s disappointing news, we just hope that crunch at the studio is kept to a minimum.
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