Cyberpunk 2077 delayed again till December 10

Remember when this game went gold? yeah, good times. Now Cyberpunk 2077 delayed yet again by 3 weeks from its original repeatedly delayed release date. CD Project Red apologized for delaying the game again and said they miscalculated. They actually need some time to test the game on all the new consoles and ensure that every version of the game is running as intended. I can’t blame them, they are releasing 9 different ports, some big companies mess up a single port so imagine 9!

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed

Cyberpunk 2077 got delayed for technical reasons

If you run a studio with a very good reputation and you promised an amazing game, then end up releasing a buggy mess, you will get slammed so hard you may never get up again. Remember what happened to Bethesda? Gamers will never forget the Falout 76 scandal.

However, CDPR have put themselves in a rather tighter corner, all these delays for fixes and optimizations will make it even harder for them to justify even a tiny bug in their game.

If the game releases with even a messed up hairstyle on an NPC the CDPR will get a lot of hate, the kind of “I’ve waited 8 years for this!!” hate.

3 weeks do not make a lot of difference for us, but maybe they do for the studio, Especially with the ongoing software development on the new consoles. Let them take their time and see what happens.

Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski full statement:

“Today, we’ve decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10th. Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies.

The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test 9 versions of it (Xbox One/X, compatibility on Xbox Series S|X, PS4/Pro, compatibility on PS5, PC, Stadia)…while working from home. Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.

Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago. Passing certification, or ‘going gold,’ means that the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. But it doesn’t mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will then be distributed via a Day 0 patch. This is the time period we undercalculated.

We feel we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to make every decision, even the hardest ones, if it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you’ll fall in love with.”

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