Up For Debate - Will Cyberpunk 2077 be delayed a 3rd time?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Jul 18, 2020 5:00 PM
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It was pretty much inevitable that CD Projekt Red had to delay the upcoming highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 a second time, but that didn’t make the announcement any less easier to hear though. Now we have a solid date for the release: November 19th, and the developers have stated that they believe this is the definitive release date.

But Ubisoft recently announced the release date for Assassins Creed: Valhalla, launching just 2 days before CP2077’s release on November 17th.

Now, as much as Ubisoft doesn’t exactly have the best reputation among PC players, the official release date for Valhalla doesn’t exactly strike me as a power move from the publisher; trying to directly compete against Cyberpunk’s release date. Chances are that the Nov 17th date, or something close to it, was on the table before CD Projekt Red announced the 2nd delay for Cyberpunk.

But they also don’t strike me as a company to suddenly cave in and push the Valhalla release date back to give everyone some time to play CDPR’s epic sci-fi RPG, and they certainly won’t release it any earlier especially after what happened with Ghost Recon Breakpoint's rushed release.

So this leaves 2 options: either the release dates don’t change at all, and we’re stuck with trying to complete Valhalla before CP2077 comes out, or CDPR push back the release date of Cyberpunk 2077.

If you ask me, those options aren’t great, and who knows? Maybe Ubisoft will surprise us and push back AC Valhalla’s launch date instead. It’s also completely possible for CD Projekt Red to delay the game again for reasons other than AC Valhalla’s release date. But the question still remains: do you think Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed a 3rd time? Let’s debate!

Will Cyberpunk 2077 be delayed a 3rd time?

Which of the 2 do you think is more likely to be delayed if at all?

If so by how long?

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16:54 Jul-20-2020

ac:valhalla wont be delayed because ubisoft will publish it unfinished with bugs and without optimisation, becayse they only care about money

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22:30 Jul-19-2020

I believe that if they were to delay it because of AC Valhalla then the delay would be no more than two weeks. I for one has already settled on how I'm going to handle this if there is no change. On October 28th (or 25th) get Uplay+ for a

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22:32 Jul-19-2020

month, play WD3, on the site it says that all of the games coming to Uplay+ should have a 3 day early access, which means AC on 14th actually. Then I will only play CP on the day of the release, after that finish AC and only then go back.

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08:37 Jul-20-2020

Ubisoft confirmed that the 3 day early access plan has been scrapped,atleast for legion and valhalla. So the game will release to all only on the 17th.

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16:48 Jul-19-2020

Does it really even matter if it gets delayed? I have a little something called "patience" and, therefore, really don't care when it comes out. Better a delay than extra bugs. Only inpatient "gamerzzzz" would care at this point.

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16:36 Jul-19-2020

if they delay it a third time, someone might just leak it as a lot of people are expecting this game this year. :s

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15:17 Jul-19-2020

What? Why delay it just because of Valhalla? That's the silliest reason to do so. Under that logic we might as well not get it at all as there's always going to be a game released on the same month. Without a sufficient reason outside of this there's no reason to delay it.

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21:56 Jul-19-2020

Competing against other massive titles can kill sales. People may be interested in both, but already have a deep love for AC, and can only afford one. We saw this with Titanfall 2. Arguably the best FPS game released that year, but because EA decided to drop it directly between CoD and Battlefield, it sold horribly. Yet on steam it sits at 95% with 17k reviews.

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21:58 Jul-19-2020

I will still stand by it being the best FPS currently available to buy. Had it been delayed a month, it would have done way better, and the developers work would have been properly reflected in sales.
So delaying Cyberpunk, while yes being from CDPR, has no prequel, nothing to compare it against, could help it not be murdered by the insanely popular AC series.

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13:06 Jul-19-2020

At this point I would like to make the case that should be delayed just a few months. As of current plans its out in November which is the most crowded time of the year to release a game and I really want Cyberpunk 2077 to succeed. The current release schedule will have it compete with Ubisoft, Activision and DICE and though this game will be eons beyond games released by the other companies, the gaming audience will be divided on what to pick and buy because of 'CoD loyalty' effect. I would rather they release in a more breathable time period.

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11:47 Jul-19-2020

They should change release date. To two days before AC: Valhalla.

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09:28 Jul-19-2020

I don't think they'll delay it further,I for one don't even wanna play AC:Valhalla,as for me there's no mor AC in it,just in the name.

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07:43 Jul-19-2020

i want cyberpunk to be delayed again. Sorry for the people that want to play it as fast as possible. But if it gets delayed even further i wont have to avoid spoilers as much cuz when it comes out i will be very busy, so the later the better for me. And the game can only get better if they get more time.

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05:57 Jul-19-2020

at this point i dont care at all for this game, the early gameplay videos is underwhelming as well, im glad i never preorder this ****

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03:44 Jul-19-2020

Oh god please no. I already pre ordered the damned thing since January lol

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02:21 Jul-19-2020

It could very well happen because of Valhalla releasing in the same time.

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07:40 Jul-19-2020

I don't see how it could make things worse for CP 2077 even if it will release close to each other because these two games are completely different style and genre

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22:00 Jul-19-2020

If somebody likes both genres, but can only afford 1 game that month, then it's going to be a pretty big issue.

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23:33 Jul-18-2020

And here we go again

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20:47 Jul-18-2020

If they delay any longer they risk "the hype" turning against them meaning people will expect as close to a perfect flawless game as possible. Theres also one of the biggest consumer holidays of the year to consider. I would be extremely surprised if they did.

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20:44 Jul-18-2020

I don't mind them delay it, just give us a quality product and I'm happy about it, be it this year or in 2025 if need be.

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01:19 Jul-19-2020

No. No no no no NO NO NOOOO!!!!!

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09:13 Jul-19-2020

So you'd rather get an inferior game now, than a superior game later?

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10:20 Jul-20-2020

Of course not, I would get why, I would never be the kind of person to say they should just release it already. But I would still be slighty upset if it happened.

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20:34 Jul-18-2020

i bet cyberpunk will be the biggest disappointment in 2020 so far. All that hype has brought it you should be able to expect it. There's reasons they delay it and they multiple times said that the game is finished, but are delaying it. Now i bet that they're not waiting the new console's to go out so they can announce their game there.

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21:06 Jul-18-2020

If you're expecting much more than Deus Ex with added cars then you will probably be disappointed. Although that's assuming the car handling & shooter aspects all work properly. Our own imaginations and hopes have created far more hype than CDPR have.


As stated by CDPR the next-gen console versions aren't due until 2021 and upgrades will be free if you bought the current one.

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07:44 Jul-19-2020

wdym? People already tried out the game at this state and said it's even better than they imagined, also yeah the game is finished they didn't deny that or lie about it they are currently focusing on some bugs to fix so we have a better polished game that's it

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19:08 Jul-18-2020

I hope Ubisoft don‘t do it on purpose to CDPR. If Cyberpunk will be delayed then the best time is the week before Christmas, you can then buy AC:Valhalla on Christmas sale too

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06:41 Jul-19-2020

Who the hell even buys AC anymore lol. I'd play it alternatively.

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07:46 Jul-19-2020

yeah it's not even AC for me anymore, no hood, no parkour, no sneakyness-stealth, just another reskin of the already existing game version, the only thing why it could be AC now is that they showed hidden dagger and the eagle flying above that's it

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08:14 Jul-19-2020

Yeah..For me it ended up with AC 3.

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09:49 Jul-19-2020

That seems a bit disingenuous, that's all there, you just don't like how it's implemented.

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08:11 Jul-19-2020

I bought only AC 1,2,3, Brotherhood and Revelations. The others Black Flag, Unity, Origins I got for free...I would Valhalla buy only maybe on 60%+ sale.

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18:30 Jul-18-2020

I think that they will release a big Day 1 patch instead of delaying the game again. Or at least I hope so

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17:47 Jul-18-2020

Considering that last delay is only 1 month, I think, I doubt it will be delayed more. If it would be delayed for few months, I would say maybe, but to delay for 1 month, that means they were pretty close to ready, just barely missing the mark. As for Valhalla, does Ubisoft really sound like a company to delay the game to improve it? :-D So yeah, I doubt it, they always fix it after release.

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01:22 Jul-19-2020

Wasn't it from Septermber to November?

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13:57 Jul-19-2020

I could be wrong, since due to all release dates, it is easy to mix things up, still, even two month it is relatively short delay, considering from development perspective, which is why I doubt it will be pushed back further. Plus CDPR would definitely benefit from having game up before holidays, since that time is really great for any sales in terms of entertainment.

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