Cyberpunk 2077 delayed again, pushed back 2 months to November

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 7:39 AM
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Sadly it has happened again and CD Projekt RED has unfortunately announced a new delay for Cyberpunk 2077.

Of course we are all waiting patiently for this highly anticipated sci-fi action RPG, which was originally scheduled to launch on April 16th, it was pushed back to a revised launch date of September 17th, and unfortunately it has now slipped a little further, back to a new Cyberpunk 2077 release date of November 19th.

CDPR shared a fairly heart felt, but pragmatic statement via Twitter yesterday evening, explaining that they know this additional delay will upset fans, but its the right thing to do.

"Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we wont ship something that is not ready. 'Ready when its done' is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, its something we live by even when we know we'll take the heat for it.

At the same time, we are fully aware that making such a decision costs us your trust and trading trust for additional time is one of the hardest decisions a game developer can make. And despite we think it's the right decision for the game, we'd still like to apologise for making you wait longer. Our intention is to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will stay with you for years to come. In the end we hope you understand why we did what we did."

However, to put our minds at ease about the readiness of Cyberpunk 2077 they go on to state that Cyberpunk's content and gameplay are finished, which we heard about back in April as well. Its cut scenes, quests and skills are all done. But the real delay is to continue to polish this complex abundance of systems, to balance the mechanics and fix the bugs.

They state "A huge world means a huge number of things to iron our and we will spend the additional time doing exactly that"

As a reminder, the Polish studio, in their previous delay announcement, claimed this was going to be better than The Witcher.

"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."

We know Cyberpunk 2077 is one of our most anticipated games of 2020, so while this will hit a lot of us hard, it is still something we will be very much looking forward to getting to play and will now be there waiting for us closer to the holiday period at the end of the year.

We previously covered, in an Up for Debate about game release date being announced before a studio has a solid idea about whether they will be delayed or not, and this was the general feeling on this activity.

Cyberpunk 2077 will now launch on November 19th, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and recently we have already mentioned that Google Stadia was going to be getting a CP2077 delay in release to the end of this year.

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The whole Keanu event is a kind of curse in the way. I feel like the only reason we got the April release date is because they wanted him to have something important to say. Ah well two more months isn't bad, let's hope third time's a charm.

JDeano

It won't come this year, it'll be delayed again.

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05:47 Jun-23-2020

i dont really care the delay honestly, as long as it come out tested by actual human being for bug and glitches and theres no day one patch that like 5 gb on it, im perfectly fine with delay. Im looking at u EA and Bethesda

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09:25 Jun-21-2020

this game will be release on 2077 :)

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22:35 Jun-20-2020

While I don't mind delays, I do wonder, whether they will over-hype it with those delays due to quality to the point where it might not live up to reputation. I guess we will see, perhaps in November, if they don't delay it again. Though one would imagine that, if game was mostly finished when they said it was, they can't be that far off being ready.

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21:02 Jun-19-2020

Funny, R8 just announced a Q3 release of Pacer, set in 2076, which i thought meant it would clash with this game. Then these guys moved it back.

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20:16 Jun-19-2020

I don't mind, like if anyone knew CDPR games they are not like many AAA makers & rush to put out bug riddled games; where it will be ready when they are happy with and its a whole new universe, multiple paths, journalists playing already...

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19:21 Jun-19-2020

Meh

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03:46 Jun-20-2020

My thoughts exactly.

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19:05 Jun-19-2020

Am i the only one that dont really cares? I mean yeah i would love to play it but i already have huge catalog of games that im going to finish and i always okay with devs delaying the game if it means its actually finished by then.

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19:55 Jun-19-2020

I was really excited for this game back in february (i have been following this game since 2013) but now im not that excited with all these delays, i bet that they are delaying this game just so that it launches nearly the same time as ps5 and xbox

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20:17 Jun-19-2020

Yeah hype train definitely died down since the initial announcement and thats good imo because it was so high that any negative thing in this game would been magnified 10x because people would expect flawless game and there are no flawless games.

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17:50 Jun-19-2020

Star Citizen in the background giggles in the background saying: excellent

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14:01 Jun-19-2020

I think this is the same month Tales of Arise comes out which is another game I am looking forward to.


Not that it will make the decision any more difficult for me. I am a huge fan of JRPGs so I will be getting Arise without a 2nd thought.

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13:43 Jun-19-2020

Before we all get hot and bothered, its fine if its delayed till November. I always felt CDPR were kind of pressured i nto announcing a release date after their initial showing of the game. Quality takes time. The game industry right now has the practice of producing amazing games in record time at the expense of the people involved. Its only realistic something mind-blowing will take time to develop. We can't always have things just because we want to, we can have things when they are ready. I support CDPR in this decision.

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13:05 Jun-19-2020

Well i was gong to upgrade to either 9700k or 3700x but now I'm thinking 3800xt or 10700K? dont know...

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13:03 Jun-19-2020

Take your time CDPR, i can wait it out lol

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12:31 Jun-19-2020

sits down


reflects on life


slowly starts crying

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12:22 Jun-19-2020

In case you haven't read the twitter post it simply says that the game was delayed to November 19, it doesn't mention the year, as far as we know it might be Nov. 19 2077 But seriously, better to delay than to release it unfinished.

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12:09 Jun-19-2020

2020 strikes again

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08:57 Jun-19-2020

It won't come this year, it'll be delayed again.

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21:00 Jun-19-2020

I kind of think they will make sure to release it this year to guarantee Game of the Year status. Who knows what next year will bring, though I'm pretty sure it would win next year too.

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08:45 Jun-19-2020

Sad but maybe I will use the extra 2 months to upgrade my CPU and related parts to it.
any suggestion on CPU choice so it can handle cyberpunk well?
already bought an RTX 2070 Super so next is CPU.

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08:56 Jun-19-2020

I am getting a 10700K to pair with my 2070 super so i'll be set for years to come. R7 3800XT could be a good alternative performance wise from team Red which launches next month.

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14:51 Jun-19-2020

lol, I think that's not going to be cheap.
something a little more economical maybe.
What do you think about 8700, huge difference from what i have now or not?

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14:13 Jun-23-2020

10600KF would be pretty much enough for Gaming centered build and if you do not plan to OC 10400F would be ideal on the budget side of things. Just make sure to get Z490 motherboard to be able to utilize at least 3200 mhz DDR4 memory.

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09:02 Jun-19-2020

You aim for 120fps?! Your current CPU will be able to get 60

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14:44 Jun-19-2020

Well not exactly, my monitor is 75Hz. but I experience frame drops (75 to 45 range) in Witcher 3 which I traced back to my CPU.
anyway, there is too much controversy about my CPU. Lots of people advised me not to upgrade because it's still kicking but facts tell me otherwise.

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14:45 Jun-19-2020

If i want to be exact frame drops happens where there is a lot of people in the scene.

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14:59 Jun-19-2020

"Lots of people advised me not to upgrade because it's still kicking but facts tell me otherwise."


I won't tell you what you should do except this: Just do whatever makes you happy.


No one really knows what is best for you besides yourself.

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11:02 Jun-19-2020

3800X/XT or wait and see if Zen 3 drops in October or Early November.

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14:47 Jun-19-2020

Smart. I think ill stick to this plan.

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13:05 Jun-19-2020

up-coming 4700X, rumoured to be 8c/16t but only on 1 CCX, AMD already confirmed Zen3 the end of this year. We will see

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08:31 Jun-19-2020

The whole Keanu event is a kind of curse in the way. I feel like the only reason we got the April release date is because they wanted him to have something important to say. Ah well two more months isn't bad, let's hope third time's a charm.

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07:41 Jun-19-2020

So to me it has to be the covid being at work here, cause the core stuff of the game was already finished back in April.


Anyway, we will wait ofcourse, but honestly; when saying stuff like coming when its ready>>>


Then dont put up a release date at all...

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13:11 Jun-19-2020

exactly, just give us a time frame like Q4 2020 or Q1 2021, and we'll be happy with that. Delays after delays just makes things bitter at this point.

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