CD Projekt Pink introduced through tweet this afternoon that the closely anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 could be launched on September 17, 2020. That is a five-month delay from the April 16 launch date that was introduced final June.
“We’re at present at a stage the place the sport is full and playable, however there’s nonetheless work to be performed,” the corporate wrote. “Night time Metropolis is very large—stuffed with tales, content material, and locations to go to, however because of the sheer scale and complexity of all of it, we’d like extra time to complete playtesting, fixing, and sharpening.”
“We would like Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this era and suspending launch will give us the valuable months we have to make the sport excellent,” the message continues.
Delays for high-profile video games like this are removed from uncommon, even this near the anticipated launch date—the PC model of Grand Theft Auto V noticed not less than 4 “official” delays, for example, together with one simply 14 days from the deliberate launch. However Cyberpunk‘s new launch date will come greater than two years after a playable slice of the sport was first proven to pick out business members at E3 2018 (and later to the general public).
Cyberpunk‘s delay comes a couple of months after the delay for Doom Everlasting. Writer Bethesda Softworks introduced in October that the sport was being delayed from a vacation 2019 launch to an anticipated March 20, 2020 launch.
Whereas sport launch delays like these can someday spark outsized ranges of on-line anger, it is at all times good to recollect the phrases attributed to legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto: “A delayed sport is finally good, however a rushed sport is without end unhealthy.”
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