The release date of one of the most anticipated games of the year has been pushed back again! We are talking about Cyberpunk 2077 - its release was postponed for three weeks, this time on December 10th. Interestingly, this is the third time that the release date has been postponed - initially, the release was planned back in April, but now players will have to wait even longer.
Based on the developers' statement, the postponement of the release date is associated with the adaptation of the game for the next generation consoles. "Perhaps for someone 21 days may seem unrealistic for such a large-scale work, but these days may be important for us" - said the developers. Their post also pointed out that making sure the game runs perfectly on both PC's and next-gen consoles is the biggest challenge for CD Projekt RED. In addition, they remembered the popularity of Cyberpunk 2077 even before its release and noted: "This does not mean that we will stop working on the quality of the game." The developers have assured fans that "they can fall in love with this game when it finally comes out,". However, the fan community has not reacted so clearly.
As mentioned above, such a delay is not the first in the history of Cyberpunk 2077 and some fans were skeptical that "the game may not come out at all." On Twitter, fans of the game tried to sneer at the news - even the official Cyberpunk account took the opportunity to joke about this topic.
We will remind, earlier the Cyberpunk 2077 team made a statement that the date of November 19th is "final". After a while it became known that CD Projekt RED was introducing additional hours of work for its employees, and the developers themselves called the last weeks before the release a "big sprint". According to one of the Bloomberg employees, none of the developer company knew about the delay in the game in advance - they became aware of this simultaneously with the publication of the news on Twitter.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for all existing platforms; however, launching on the next generation consoles will require a special patch.