Cyberpunk 2077, the extremely anticipated new role-playing sport from the crew behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has been delayed once more. It’s going to now be launched on Dec. 10, three weeks later than anticipated. The announcement was made Tuesday in a message from CD Projekt Pink’s Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwinski on Twitter.
“Most definitely, there are various feelings and questions in your heads,” they stated within the announcement, “so, before everything, please settle for our humble apologies.”
The crew cited the complexity of making and testing what quantities to 9 totally different variations of the sport forward of its launch. The sport will probably be suitable with current-generation consoles in addition to the following era PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X. It’s also coming to Google’s Stadia cloud gaming platform.
“The most important problem for us proper now’s transport the sport on current-gen, next-gen, and PC on the identical time, which requires us to organize and take a look at 9 variations of it […] whereas working from residence,” Badowski and Iwinski stated. “Since Cyberpunk 2077 advanced in the direction of virtually being a next-gen title someplace alongside the way in which, we’d like to ensure the whole lot works effectively and each model runs easily. We’re conscious it may appear unrealistic when somebody says that 21 days could make any distinction in such an enormous and complicated sport, however they actually do.”
“A few of you may additionally be questioning what these phrases imply in mild of us saying we achieved gold grasp a while in the past,” the pair continued. “Passing certification, or ‘going gold’, means the sport is prepared, may be accomplished, and has all content material in it. However it doesn’t imply we cease engaged on it and elevating the standard bar. Quite the opposite, that is the time the place many enhancements are being made which can then be distributed by way of a Day zero patch. That is the time interval we undercalculated.”
Cyberpunk 2077 was initially scheduled to launch on April 16, 2020. In truth, the unique launch date was baked into an early trailer for the sport as an Easter egg together with copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In January, the sport noticed its first delay which pushed the discharge out till Sept. 17. Across the identical time, executives introduced to the corporate’s buyers that it could require a prolonged interval of crunch — requiring staff to work lengthy hours — as a way to be accomplished on time. Later, in June, it was delayed as soon as extra till Nov. 19.