CD Projekt Red has announced that their highly anticipated new title Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be released on the originally announced date set for April this year and will instead be moved forward to September 17, 2020.
According to the announcement posted today to the company’s Twitter account, the game is “complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done”. The game is expected to be massive in its content and environment, so it’s understandable that CD Projekt Red wants to polish as many details as possible prior to releasing the final cut.
Still, this will surely come as a disappointment to the fans that were really expecting this release from the same studio that brought the huge success that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was.
CD Projekt Red is only the latest developer to announce that a highly anticipated game would have to be delayed, joining others like id Software who announced back in October 2019 that their Doom Eternal was being delayed from November 2019 to March 2020. Also on this list is Square Enix, who had to delay the Final Fantasy VII remake from March 3rd to April 10th and Marvel’s Avengers from May 15th to September 4th.
While there isn’t a standard as to how long games are delayed when this happens, it’s usually no less than a month, and even when most people are nice and understanding about the need for more time in order to get a better quality product, this type of announcement can’t be easy to make for the developers.