CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the year’s most-anticipated titles. Although many were looking forward to its April release date, players will now have to wait a bit longer before they can get their hands on the game. The developer has announced that they have moved the release date to 17 September with a statement on their social media pages. They credit the delay to needing more time for play testing, fixing, and polishing.
CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski and studio head Adam Badowski released a joint statement announcing the news. Commenting on the delay, Iwinski and Badowski stated, “We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. 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 have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you today. pic.twitter.com/aWdtR0grYV— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) January 16, 2020
The studio’s projected release for its multiplayer component was also seemingly delayed with Michal Nowakowski, a member of CD Projekt Red’s board of directors and senior vice president of business development, stating as much.“Given the expected release of Cyberpunk 2077 in September, and frankly speaking of the series of events we expect to occur after that date, 2021 appears unlikely as a release for the Cyberpunk multiplayer.”
Cyberpunk 2077 now joins a list of 2020 releases that have been delayed with Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers having their release dates pushed back. Cyberpunk 2077 is now set to launch on 17 September for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia