Cyberpunk 2077 fans will have to wait a few more months before they can explore the seedy depths of Night City. In a development update posted on Twitter and the official website, CD PROJEKT RED announced that it is delaying the heavily anticipated action RPG from September 17 to November 19. This marks the second time that Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back, but naturally, the delay is for good reason.
While Cyberpunk 2077 is largely “finished both content and gameplay-wise,” CD PROJEKT RED is spending additional time to ensure that its gameplay mechanics are balanced and the experience won’t be marred with game-breaking bugs. This is understandable, being that Night City – Cyberpunk’s central location – is reportedly massive in scope.
An important development update pic.twitter.com/uFGrt9Tqpi— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020
Here’s the full statement from CD PROJEKT RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski and Head of Studio Adam Badowski.
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 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, the 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 opinions, 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.
Marcin Iwinski (Co-founder) & Adam Badowski (Head of Studio)