It seems like misfortune is not leaving the Cyberpunk 2077 dev team’s side. After numerous delays starting last year, CD Projekt Red, the upcoming video game developer, and publisher, issued another statement in the same vein recently. The company announced that the video game would no longer release this November through a post on their social media accounts. Instead, the developers have pushed the launch date back to 21 days. So now, the game will release on December 10.
In the official post, CD Projekt Red apologized and regretted making such a decision, despite the video game already ‘going gold’ a few weeks ago. In video game terms, going gold refers to a locked version of the game ready for release. Therefore, Cyberpunk 2077 is technically prepared for launch.
However, according to Adam Badowski, director of CD Projekt Red, the decision to postpone the launch was taken to enhance the gaming experience. So, even though the developers have already made the game, the company has taken 21 more days to improve further.
Furthermore, the studio plans to release the game for all systems, including the current-gen and next-gen consoles, at once. As per Badowski, the developers are testing nine different game versions to ensure that gamers have a smooth experience at launch.
As for the fans, the reactions on the internet have been mixed. A section of the fans welcomed the delay, saying that they expect a polished version of the game, at launch. They further argued that the developers must be given time to deliver a product that matches their high reputation. In contrast, others were disappointed at the delay. Many such gamers expressed their anger at CD Projekt Red for repeatedly breaking promises. Some even claimed to have pre-ordered the game last Christmas and lamented a further delay.
On a related note, CD Projekt Red has lost almost $3 Billion worth of share price since the delay announcement. The company has also courted controversy since it was revealed that they had forced developers to do crunch hours. The company director has since apologized for such actions.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on December 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia.
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