Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed from tis April 16 launch to September 17. Check out CD Projekt Red’s official statement below.
It’s been a rough week for gamers. Following Square Enix’s delay of both Marvel’s Avengers and Final Fantasy VII Remake, CD Projekt Red announced today that its highly anticipated sci-fi RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, has also been pushed back.
Originally due out in April, Cyberpunk 2077 will now release on September 17, 2020. In a message posted to fans, the Polish developer cited the need for additional “playtesting, fixing and polishing.”
"We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scalea nd complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtestling fixing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing the launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.More from App TriggerCyberpunk 2077 Update 2.1: Last major update releasedGTA 6: Who is Lucia and what is her role?Sonic Dream Team review: A welcome surprise to Apple ArcadeIs GTA 6 coming to PC at launch in 2025?GTA 6 trailer arrives early, confirming 2025 release: Watch it here!"
Obviously, this is disappointing news for fans who were looking to jump into NIght City in just a few months but, ultimately, it will be for the best. As I said with both Marvel’s Avengers and Final Fantasy VII Remake, I’d rather a studio delay their game to ensure it lives up to the hype and expectations than to rush it out incomplete.
Unfortunately, what this means now is that a once-crowded spring 2020 is now starting to look pretty barren in terms of big blockbuster games. Thankfully, we still have the Resident Evil 3 remake coming in April as well as The Last of Us Part II in May.
With the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 both coming this holiday season, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will be one of the last AAA games released for this current generation. If that’s the case, hopefully, CD Projekt Red sends us out with a bang.
What remains to be seen is if Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually make its way to next-gen consoles. CD Projekt Red has been noncommital in talking about their next-gen plans as they are laser-focused on getting Cyberpunk 2077 out on Xbox One and PlayStation 5. If we don’t get some sort of next-gen re-release, it’s possible that the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 could allow for some backwards compatibility.