October 7th CD Project RED assuredthat Cyberpunk 2077 will no longer be ported. Today, October 27, the Polish studio unexpectedly announced another delay of the highly anticipated cyberpunk action RPG – this time for a month. The new release date of the game is December 10.
The Cyberpunk 2077 transfer was a complete surprise, as the game was already out of print earlier this month. In fact, this is a unique case for the gaming industry – before that, no game with “gold” status was delayed (GoldenEye: Rogue Agent – does not count, because the transfer was announced on the day of departure for gold) and no has been canceled. That is, CD Projekt RED with Cyberpunk 2077, as they say, was great.
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The studio once again apologized to the fans, admitting that it had betrayed them and overestimated its possibilities in developing the patch for zero days.
In their address, CD Project co-founder Marcin Ivinski and studio chief Adam Badovski called the simultaneous release of Cyberpunk 2077 on multiple platforms the biggest challenge – the team is preparing and testing nine versions of the game in parallel: for PC, PS4 and PS4 Pro. PS5, Xbox One and One X. Xbox Series X and S and Google Stadia. Additional time (21 days) is required for “polishing” to ensure that the game runs flawlessly on each platform.
The developers pointed out that “gold” means full readiness for release, but that does not mean a complete cessation of work on the project. On the contrary, the studio continues to work hard to raise the bar of quality, in order to bring the project to perfection, as planned from the beginning.
“We seem to have an incredible game in our hands and we are ready to make any decision, even the most difficult, if it eventually leads to the fact that you will get a video game to enter.”
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This is the third postponement of the game since the beginning of the year. Polish studio CD Projekt RED (authors of The Witcher series) introduced Cyberpunk 2077 in May 2012, and in January 2013 the first trailer for CGI was released. Originally based on Mike Pondsmith’s board game, Cyberpunk 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 was due out on April 16, 2020. But at the beginning of the year, the developers announced a postponement for September 17, and in July pushed the release for November 19.
At the end of September CDPR translated employees in a six-day workweek with overtime pay to bring the game to perfection. And it seems that the company’s employees will continue to work overtime until December.
For the foreseeable future, Cyberpunk 2077 will receive small free DLCs as well as paid extras for big stories.