Cyberpunk 2077 Pushed Back to November
Update — CD Projekt RED confirmed that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X respectively when those consoles launch. Additionally, a free upgrade for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be launched at a later date.
CD Projekt RED announced that futuristic RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is getting delayed two months for additional testing. CD Projekt RED Co-Founder Marcin Iwiński and Head of Studio Adam Badowski provided the following statement:
We have decided to move the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 from September 17 to November 19.
Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we won’t ship something which is not ready. “Ready when it’s done” is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, it’s something we live by even when we know we’ll take the heat for it. At the same time, we are fully aware that making such a decision costs us your trust and trading trust for additional time is one of the hardest decisions a game developer can make. And despite that we think it’s the right decision for the game, we’d still like to apologize for making you wait longer. Our intention is to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will stay with you for years to come. In the end, we hope you understand why we did what we did.
At the time we are writing these words, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise. The quests, cutscenes, the skills and items; all the adventures Night City has to offer – it’s all there. But with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need to properly go through everything, balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs. A huge world means a huge number of things to iron out and we will spend the additional time doing exactly that.
This week, journalists from all over the world are starting to independently play the game. We are eager (and quite stressed) to hear their opinion, as well as see your reactions when they publish their previews right after we air Night City Wire on the 25th of June. We hope this will satisfy some of your hunger for the game as we work to polish it for the November launch.
Cyberpunk 2077 will still be showcased at the Night City Wire presentation taking place on June 25, 2020. The delay pushes the game back to around the likely launch of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and CD Projekt RED already confirmed the title will be coming to next-gen consoles, with the Xbox One version getting a free upgrade to Series X. Cyberpunk 2077 will also release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world first-person RPG set in a dystopian future. Players will fully customize a mercenary by the name of V, who will complete missions and embark on a journey around the Free State of California’s Night City. Those looking for more information about the game can check out Pascal Tekaia’s impression from E3 2019.