Earlier this month, the gaming world rejoiced as CD Projekt Red confirmed that their next epic project, Cyberpunk 2077, had officially gone gold. This usually meant that the game was complete with all of the content ready to be experienced by players. This would also mean that the manufacturing of discs could begin. That is, until the studio’s announcement that the game has been delayed by 21 days. The new release date is now 10 December.
Taking to Twitter, the head of the studio and founder, Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski, shared the unfortunate news. Apologising for the delay, the duo pointed to the need for the developers to continue “raising the quality bar.” The results of which will be deployed via a Day 0 patch.
With Cyberpunk 2077 set to hit current-gen, next-gen, and PC, that is a whole lot of work. In fact, CDPR has to test 9 versions of the game just to be sure of the quality. Coupled with the fact that everyone is working from home, concessions had to be made.
This latest delay follows shortly after the announcement of the game going gold. Controversy also arose as the studio seemingly went back on their word regarding mandatory crunch to finish up the game.
While Cyberpunk 2077 is set to be one of, if not, the biggest game for this generation, the hype has certainly dampened a little with the latest delay. Here’s hoping we will all be awed by the end product when 10 December arrives.
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