Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that a lot of people are hyped for. The long-awaited release will just have to wait that much longer. The development team behind Cyberpunk 2077 announced on it’s Twitter today, that Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed. Developer CD Projekt Red announced today that it is delaying the release of its upcoming first-person RPG Cyberpunk 2077 to Sept. 17, a full five months from its original release date of April 16.
The game generated a ton of hype for gaming fans, sci-fi followers, and even fans of Keanu Reeves. The game has only gotten the barest of teases so far, alluding to a massive world that’s deeply immersive for the player. The setting takes all the socio-political trappings of the ideas behind cyberpunk, popularized by films like Blade Runner, and turns them into what could be the greatest game of all-time, if it comes out.
“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done,” the statement reads. “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 to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing.
Given that this is the biggest major effort on the part of CD Projekt Red in some time, some growing pains were expected. The massive scale of such a major undertaking is quite the task to handle, and I for one am glad the team is taking their time. Hopefully this doesn’t lead to some really depressing stories about crunch a few months after release. Although that’s less likely as CD Projekt has said they’re trying to keep that kind of culture out of their studio.
This isn’t even the only delay announced this week, as it’s been a real festival of sadness for gamers. Just today, Moons of Madness‘ port for various consoles was pushed back. The Final Fantasy VII Remake was also delayed. Even Marvel’s Avengers got slapped with some bad news as well.