Cyberpunk 2077 Stadia version will have a delayed launch, the developer has announced. This will put the cloud-based version behind the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC launches by a bit.
As of now, things are a bit shaky for Stadia. The Cyberpunk 2077 Stadia version getting pushed isn’t too hard to predict. At a time when Google is getting trounced by the likes of GeForce Now, they’re likely having issues with consumer confidence. So it’s not that surprising that this change was made. Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, recently stated that he feels the launch of Stadia has been quite muted, with Google “over-promising on what the technology could deliver”. And that sentiment is echoed in various forms across the industry.
It’s hard to guess as to why this delay happened specifically. The Stadia port could have been pushed to deal with technical issues. Maybe Google asked for some time to prepare their team to handle the port. Maybe the main developer just wanted to shuffle things around to get more time for the normal releases.
It wouldn’t surprise me if there was no further news about the Stadia version for some time. As of now, according to the developers, “Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on 17 September 2020 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. By the end of the year the game will also make its debut on Google Stadia.”
The actual delay of the Cyberpunk 2077 Stadia version was announced really quietly. It’s only been uncovered via a simple press release press release detailing the game’s upcoming advertising campaign. No further details have been released about the port yet. Hopefully, that comes soon. Already this month, news about the game was delayed to June 25. There was a much better reason for that, as the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality take a clear front seat here.
CD POJEKT RED has announced various partnerships to promote their big new game, helping to stir up hype. Aside from a bevy of trailers and other news, Cyberpunk 2077 has been getting a lot of press. They even brought out a partnership with Nvidia to release a limited run of branded GPUs.