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Cyberpunk 2077 Has Been Delayed… Again.

Sorry to be the one who has to tell you this, but if you were looking forward to playing Cyberpunk 2077, you are going to need to wait a little longer. For the third time, a statement was released by developer CD Projekt stating that the game has been pushed back until December 10th. Although this is only 21 days later than previously announced, delaying your game three times is not a good look.

Cyberpunk 2077
Courtesy of CD Projekt

The game was originally supposed to be released in April, but one delay after another has led us to where we are now. COVID could have something to do with this, but it seems other games have found a way to have their games released on time. Why is Cyberpunk 2077 having such a hard time?

Studio head Adam Badowski and CEO Marcin Iwinski tried to explain what was going on to fans in a recently-released joint statement. It reads, “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 9 versions of it… Including Stadia and backwards compatible versions.” It continues, “since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly.”

To me, this seems like a load of excuses. While most fans agree that they’d prefer a delayed-but-unbuggy game to a quickly-released-but-flawed one, this series of delays has seriously quelled excitement for the game. But what do you guys think? Will you still play this game even though it has been delayed so many times? All I can say is, with three delays, this game better be damn near perfect.

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