It’s no secret that CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 may be perhaps the most anticipated game for 2020. This is due to Mike Pondsmith and his famous expansive tabletop game lore. Of course, we can’t forget iconic Hollywood actor and celebrity Keanu Reeves featuring as the beloved bad boy Johnny Silverhand.
As such, fans were very excited to hear during last year’s E3 that they finally had an official release date for the game. The game was originally slated for April 16, 2020. As most anticipated releases these days, something happened.
We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you today. pic.twitter.com/aWdtR0grYV
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) January 16, 2020
CD Projekt Red made an announcement last January on twitter stating that the game release date would have to be delayed until September 17, 2020. This pushes the game back a full five months from the original date.
“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 time to finish the playtesting, fixing and polishing”, stated Marcin Iwinski and Adam Badowski who are respectively the Co-Founder and Head of Studio of the team.
It may come as sad news to those hyped up players that wanted to get their hands on the game as soon as possible. However, we have to keep in mind that this also gives the studio more time to polish the game into something better. At this point, we’re also more aware of what entails making a game.
The developers at CD Projekt Red have always delivered a game that was rich in content. Having to wait a few more months for a better gaming experience is preferrable than having developers lose sleep just to produce a half-baked game. And that, we can all agree, is worth waiting for.
YouTube: Cyberpunk 2077 – Official E3 2019 Cinematic Trailer
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