• Tariq Slee-Egeler

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed until 17th September 2020!

Updated: Mar 28

CD Projekt Red announced on their Twitter today that their upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, will be delayed until 17th September 2020.

"We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there's still work to be done," CD Projekt Red wrote in their tweet.

"We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect."

This was posted to CD Projekt Red's Twitter account earlier this afternoon. You can find the full tweet here.

Now, I don't know about you, but I'm actually happy about this. It's a bittersweet happiness, but a happiness nonetheless.

Why does this make me happy? Because CD Projekt Red said in their 2013 trailer the game would release "when it's ready" which is something I have always stood by when it comes to game development.

In a sea of rushed titles, this is a breath of fresh air. I would rather wait for them to make the game as good as it can be rather than release it incomplete and have it flop. I love the cyberpunk genre, I love Mike Pondsmith's tabletop RPG system and I want this game to succeed.

This game is incredibly hyped. If they were to release a buggy, incomplete mess, it would likely tarnish their company reputation (which to my knowledge is pretty good as one of the few left who actually care about their games) and cause Cyberpunk 2077 to flop.

Case in point, go look at what happened to No Man's Sky by Hello Games when that first released...

This delay should not affect the release date of the pen and paper RPG being developed by R. Talsorian Games, Cyberpunk Red, which currently has no set release date, but the jumpstart kit is already available on their site for $30.

No, really, go and buy this right now. It's a great way to get into cyberpunk as a tabletop RPG, which is what the game is based off anyway!

When asked if it would be delayed, JGrayatTalsorian replied on Discord: "It does not. Most of what they're doing with the delay does not involve lore, which is the only thing 2077's time table affects us on."

As I said earlier, it is a bittersweet happiness with which I receive this news and write this article. I was, like a lot of you I suspect, really looking forward to playing Cyberpunk 2077 in April. I had booked the time off work and everything, but in the long term I think CD Projekt Red is making the right decision.

So go back to sleep, Samurai. We'll burn this city a bit later than anticipated.


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