It looks like 2020 is in the running for the year of the delay. Last night CD Projekt RED tweeted that it had important news to share with us. You know, the kind of thing people say that makes me really anxious because I immediately expect the worst. In this case, it was: Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed by five months.
The release date has moved from April 16, 2020 to September 17. The developer says that the game is “complete and playable” but the studio wants to spend more time testing and polishing the massive Night City.
“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 scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing.
“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. Expect more regular updates on progress as we get closer to the new release date.”
It also means it will release a lot closer in time to consoles with ray-tracing capabilities and the price of GPUs that offer ray-tracing will be a lot more affordable, allowing the game to really show off those neon lights and look as face-meltingly good as we all want it to be.
Now, what am I doing in April?