Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed one more time and will now be releasing on December 10.
Cyberpunk 2077 has indeed been delayed for the third time this year, but this newest pushback is the shortest of the bunch. The highly-anticipated RPG will still launch before the end of 2020 and is now slated to arrive on December 10.
CD Projekt Red said in an accompanying statement that the main reason for this 21-day delay is due to shipping the game across a vast number of platforms all at once. Not only is Cyberpunk 2077 releasing on current-gen hardware, but it’s also coming to next-gen consoles in PS5 and Xbox Series S/X to go along with Stadia. In total, CD Projekt needs to finalize nine different versions of the game all while still working from home.
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The studio also mentioned the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 recently went gold, as well, meaning that further delays shouldn’t need to come about. However, it was clarified that simply going gold doesn’t mean that the game itself has finished being worked on. “On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will then be distributed via a Day 0 patch,” CD Projekt heads Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski wrote. “This is the time period we undercalculated.”
The news of another delay is surely a shocking one to many, but I imagine those who will be knee-deep in next-gen releases next month won’t be too crestfallen. Considering how packed the month already is with titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Demon’s Souls, and many others, the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 will largely now have the entirety of December to itself sounds great to me.