Cyberpunk 2077 developers have been receiving death threats shortly after the announcement of the latest delay that pushed the game to December 10, 2020, release date.
Yesterday, CD Projekt Red officially announced that their long-awaited action RPG Cyberpunk 2077 will not release on November 19, 2020, as they planned. Instead, the game had to be pushed back to December 2020 in order to properly test an ensure that all versions of the game are running smoothly.
It's safe to say that many players are disappointed with another delay but in the end, all that matters is quality of the game and if CD Projekt Red need more time to reach that bar, then waiting another 20 days is fine for most people.
However, believe it or not, CD Projekt Red staff have been receiving death threats and all sorts of insults over on Twitter. Being angry and disappointed about the delay is one thing and it's probably acceptable, especially if you pre-ordered the game and took time off work as many people did. Sending death threats to the same people that have been working hard on Cyberpunk 2077 for five years, however, is absolutely shameful and beyond the pale.
Senior Game Designer at CD Projekt Red and RPG Design Lead at Cyberpunk 2077 Andrzej Zawadzki made it clear that everyone can voice their opinion about the delay but sending death threats to developers is way over the line.
"I understand you're feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it. However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you," he tweeted.
It's worth noting that Cyberpunk 2077 community, streamers and influencers have been supportive of the developers or at least expressed their criticism in a reasonable manner.
As you may know, this is not the first time that people in the gaming industry are receiving death threats for banal reasons. Recently, Insomniac developers have been verbally attacked on social media from some fans who are against the recasting of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Remastered.