Cyberpunk 2077 Postponed The Release Date to December 10, 2020
After all the promises and programmers working overtime, Cyberpunk will still not catch its announced release date, which was November the 19th. The developer CD Projekt RED announced via Twitter that there is another postponement of the release.
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— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 27, 2020
The reason for the delay is that the developer intends to release the game on the current and the next generation of consoles altogether. Although they initially promised that the team is mainly focused only on the PC, the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles, they have apparently changed their minds. Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually be released on as many as nine different platforms, also Google Stadia. And this puts even more pressure on programmers, who are expected to work up to 100 hours per week.
Look, a CDPR dev told me recently that they’d just clocked a 100-hour week. Another (former) dev just told me they saw some of their friends there and they looked “physically ill.” So kindly gtfo with the “but but but I work long hours too” responses
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) October 27, 2020
In an official Twitter post, they also admitted that the work from home messed the routine a bit, and they also underestimated how much work is yet to be done before the final release of the game. Although the game is in the “Gold” state, meaning that the game is complete and ready for physical Blu-ray discs distribution, the developer is still working on a “Day 0” fix. Obviously, there were many more of these than initially planned, so a postponement of the outcome was inevitable.
The good news is that the delay won’t be that long. The new release date is now December 10, but there are already worries among the gaming communities if the game will really be released this year at all. This is the third delay for the release of this game this year, and although the developer boasted that the November result was a hit, in the end, it wasn’t true.
I want to address one thing in regards of the @CyberpunkGame delay.
I understand you’re feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it.
However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you.
— Andrzej Zawadzki (@ZawAndy) October 27, 2020
Players are undoubtedly disappointed, and the CDPR developer has already started receiving mass death threats, which of course, is utterly disgusting. Guys, take a chill pill, breathe in some fresh air, and calm down. November will be full of new releases, so your gaming library won’t be empty, and Cyberpunk 2077 will then brighten up the Christmas season nicely.