CD PROJEKT RED’S Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed

Keanu Reeves plays Jonny Silverhand

For those who have been following the game since it’s first teaser trailer, you might be dissappointed to hear that CD PROJEKT RED’S latest game “Cyberpunk 2077” has been delayed from its original April 2020 release date to September 17, 2020.

This announcement comes directly from CD PROJEKT RED’s Twitter account in a tweet released yesterday, the 16th of January:

This announcement goes on to explain that while “the game is complete and playable” there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done. CD PROJEKT RED goes on to stat that “Night City is massive (…), but due to the sheer scale and complexity (…), we need more time to finish playtesting, finishing and polishing.”

The response to this announcement has been rather mixed to say the least, with replies ranging from open support, to ridicule, to confusion. Needless to say, “crunch” (the period of game development wherein a large amount of work is done shortly before a game’s release) is viewed by most consumers as an unnecessary part of game development, however, there are still some gamers who would rather a game come out on the first release date stated.

Regardless of the delay, Cyberpunk 2077 will most likely still sell a large amount of units, if CD PROJEKT RED’s past releases are anything to go by.

Note: This post was made as a requirement of my COMM 2328 course. It’s highly possible that you will be seeing more news articles being written on this website.

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