Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed from 16 April to 17 September 2020. CD Projekt Red made the announcement via Twitter. With the new release date, the game will come close to launching with the next generation of consoles.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed to 17 September 2020. The highly anticipated sci-fi adventure game by CD Projekt Red will sadly miss its April 2020 release date by five months.
The Polish developer studio shared this message via a tweet :
"We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. Night city is massive — full of stories, content, and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing, and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.
Expect more regular updates on progress as we get closer to the new release date."
The delay will push Cyberpunk 2077 into the second half of 2020 and closer to the next holiday season. This will move the game's release date away from the likes of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake.
With the new release date, the game will come really close to launching with the next generation of consoles as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are both slated for a release this holiday season.
Marvel's Avengers has also recently been delayed and the new release date is set for 4 September 2020. The proximity of the two launches should not hurt either game.
Cyberpunk 2077 fans will probably be devastated by the news but the new time window does leave a lot of room for the developers to polish the game to perfection and give them time to fully flesh out some of the side characters that would have otherwise blended in with the neon background.