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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again Until December 10

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BY October 27, 2020
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Another day, another step closer to getting our hands on Cyberpunk 2077. Except, we’re not actually closer, because CD Projekt Red is announcing another delay. Why is Cyberpunk 2077 delayed again? The reasoning is sound, but that doesn’t mean we’re not disappointed. Here’s the latest on what’s happening with this highly anticipated game.

Why is Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again?

Cyberpunk 2077 anime series Keanu. Image via CD Projekt Red.

After already undergoing multiple delays, the team at CD Projekt Red is announcing Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed again. This time, it’s for an additional 21 days until December 10. This delay appears to be accommodating a few concerns the team has with the game. In their statement, the developer says the real roadblock is how many consoles on which the game will release. CDPR says “the biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test nine versions of it.”

That makes sense. They initially believed they’d release the next-gen version further down the road, but that seems out of the picture now. The real issue appears to be overcomplicating the launch. I understand getting the game onto PS4 and Xbox One. That said, is Stadia necessary? The console is all but dead. PC is usually a similar build to consoles other than higher performance thresholds. Couldn’t they delay the game on PC and next-gen a few weeks? Get the game out since it’s gold and let’s do this thing. The 21 days, however, seem essential. CDPR says, “we’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.”

On October 6, the developer announced on Twitter that no more delays would come to this game. CDPR, we’re not mad at you, we’re just disappointed.

How do you feel about another delay for this game? If you have a hot take, then drop it in the comments. We also accept cold takes as well.

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Taylor loves to play video games in his spare time. He has two degrees in Political Communication and wrote his thesis on Marxism and the exploitation of college athletes. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two Toy Australian Shepherds. He’s always got headphones in, and he’s a diehard Cubs fan.

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