CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski hosted a teleconference shortly after the Cyberpunk 2077 delay announcement last night. Kickinski confirmed that PC and next-gen version of the game is ready and plays well but the current-gen version is still in the works.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been officially delayed for the third time. The new release date has been set for December 10, 2020, and CD Projekt Red confirmed they need more time to optimise every version of the game including the current-gen consoles, which could be one of the reasons for the delay.
In a teleconference which was hosted by CD Projekt last night, following the delay announcement, CEO of the publisher Adam Kicinski shared some interesting new details regarding the delay.
Kicinski confirmed that PC and next-gen (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) version is ready for release and that the game runs great on next-gen hardware but it's the current-gen version that needs more work.
"We already have a ready-made game for PC and it is well played on next-generation consoles. We are finalizing the process for consoles of the current generation," Kicinski said , roughly translated by Google.
He also stated that it was possible to hit the November 19 release date but the extra time will be a huge help for the team. "It would be possible to release the game on November 19, but the fact that we will have more time will help us."
Additionally, Michal Nowakowski, a member of the board mentioned that the feedback from game testers has been very good. "They tell us they haven't played a game like this before," he said.
You may remember that Polish insider Borys Niespielak said back in January that Xbox One versions of the game is one of the reasons for the first delay. Apparently, the performance on the console was "extremely unsatisfactory".
Whether this is indeed the case, we do not know for sure, but we would not be surprised if the current-gen is indeed holding the game back.