CD Projekt Red have announced that Cyberpunk 2077's highly anticipated Night City Wire event will be delayed to June 25, 2020, in solidarity with the ongoing protests in the US.
"We decided to move Night City Wire to Jun 25th. We still look forward to sharing new information about CP'77, but more important discussions are happening right now and we want them to be heard. We wholeheartedly stand against racism, intolerance and violence. Black Lives Matter", the company tweeted.
Night City Wire was initially planned for June 11, 2020, and it was widely expected that CDPR will show more of Cyberpunk 2077 and Night City in the presentation. As things stand, though, we'll have to wait a bit longer
While we're as disappointed as much as the next guy that Cyberpunk 2077's presentation has been delayed, it's hard to argue with the company's reasons.
The unfortunate events that have gone down in the US have echoed throughout the video game industry, and it doesn't take much research to find where most of the companies are located. CDPR may be half the world away, but their move makes sense however you look at it.
As for Night City Wire, we've very little to go by in terms of what the event is meant to focus on, although the obvious suspect is, of course, Night City itself. We're sure CDPR won't disappoint on June 25, 2020, and we'll be eagerly awaiting the event.
CDPR's delay of Night Wire City is last in a long line of delays by video game companies over the protests in the US, with Activision postponing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's fourth season, EA delaying Madden NFL 21 reveal and Sony delaying their PS5 event.