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Cyberpunk 2077 receives a third delay, pushing the launch back to December

(Image Credits: CD Projekt Red - Cyberpunk 2077)
(Image Credits: CD Projekt Red - Cyberpunk 2077)
Tee Kay
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Modified 28 Oct 2020, 20:29 IST
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After the first two delays which pushed the release of Cyberpunk 2077 to November, the developers at CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter that owing to the work for a "Day 0 patch", the release will be delayed by another 21 days. Cyberpunk 2077 was initially announced in 2012, and was eventually showcased in 2019, with an appearance from Keanu Reeves.

The game, initially scheduled for a release in April faced a roadblock, which meant that sales were delayed until September. However, in the month of June, a further release from the developers at CD Projekt Red mentioned that Cyberpunk 2077 would be further delayed to 19 November.

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed by another 21 days

On 27th October, the official Twitter page of Cyberpunk 2077, @CyberpunkGame made an announcement stating that the developers have,

"...decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10th."

The developers admit that they undercalculated the time period as the remaining 21 days are essential, for not only the final testing of the 9 different versions of Cyberpunk 2077 for each platform, but also working for a Day 0 patch which will include improvements to the current game on the day of its release.

Although the delay is necessary for the developers to deliver a complete game, the community has been extremely upset by the third delay in Cyberpunk 2077's timeline.

and the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter team has been responding to their previous tweets to lighten the situation a bit.

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However, a major part of the community is still behind the developers, and are rather thankful that CD Projekt Red is taking the necessary time to complete the game before releasing it, unlike other studios that might have released a "buggy incomplete mess", and worked on fixing it with patches and updates.

With this being said, Cyberpunk 2077 looks to be on track for a 10th December release, as the game has already managed to Pass Certification or 'gone gold' by achieving 'gold master'.

Published 28 Oct 2020, 20:29 IST
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