Cyberpunk 2077, for the better part of the last decade, remained an enigma, as it had been announced quite early (2012) but got shelved mysteriously. Long after fans had been completely blown away by a masterfully made teaser for Cyberpunk 2077, they were left in stasis with little to no information.
Several years later, in 2018, CD Projekt Red confirmed that this game was now in development, and fans are more excited than ever. The first release date announced for Cyberpunk 2077 was slated to be 16th April 2020, but this was delayed due to developmental concerns.
While fans were disappointed, the broader sentiment in the community was that the final offering would benefit from a longer developmental cycle. Cyberpunk 2077 would face another setback with the updated September release date also being pushed to November.
Fans were now becoming increasingly anxious as to whether this title would be coming out in 2020. And at long last, CDPR has confirmed that the game has "gone gold" and the 19th November 2020 release date is all but guaranteed.
Cyberpunk 2077 goes gold; gaming community rejoices
When a game goes "gold", it essentially means that physical copies of the game have begun printing. It solidifies the release date and is a huge relief for the studio.
Cyberpunk 2077 is perhaps the most anticipated title of the year, and fans are extremely pleased to know that it will finally be coming out with no more delays.
Several big names in the industry came out to show support for CDPR, genuinely showcasing how beloved the Polish studio is in the industry. Amongst them was the team of Fall Guys, as well as Xbox.
CDPR had even been going through a tough time, especially on the internet, with reports of a mandatory crunch making the news. So the story of Cyberpunk 2077's confirmed release must be a lot of pressure off its shoulders.Published 07 Oct 2020, 15:31 IST