Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated games of the year will miss its November 19 release date. Developer CD Projekt Red has just announced a new December 10th release date and apologized for this new delay. The ambitious open-world RPG, which was initially announced for April 16, 2020, has now been delayed three times.
To justify this new delay, CD Projekt Red explain that they need a bit more time to make sure that the game will be optimized for the 9 platforms it will ship on December 10 while developers are still working from home. "Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly," the company said.
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Cyberpunk 2077 was originally announced back in 2012, and it will be CD Projekt Red’s most ambitious game since the critically-acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This 21 days delay will hopefully give fans a better game, and it will also give more breathing room to other blockbuster games shipping in November such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
"We feel we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to make every decision, even the hardest ones, if it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you'll fall in love with," CD Projekt also said today. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was also delayed several times, though this didn't prevent it from becoming one of the best games of the past decade. We hope Cyberpunk 2077 will raise the bar even further, especially since CD Projekt Red has a marketing deal with Xbox for this game.