Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to September: "There's Still Work to Be Done"

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to September: "There's Still Work to Be Done"

CD Projekt Red wants this game to be its "crowning achievement for this generation."

CD Projekt Red is taking a few extra months to bring its new Cyberpunk universe to life. The studio announced today that Cyberpunk 2077 "won't make the April release window," and it's moving the launch out to September 17, 2020.

In a tweet from CD Projekt Red, co-founder Marcin Iwinski and head of studio Adam Badowski say the game is complete and playable, but there's still work to be done. Due to the scale of the game, the studio says it needs "more time to finish playtesting, fixing, and polishing."

The studio says there will be "more regular updates" on Cyberpunk 2077's progress as it nears the new release date.

CD Projekt Red, the studio behind The Witcher series of games, locked in an April release date at last year's E3 with a big introduction from Keanu Reeves. In the time since, more information about the massive RPG set in the Cyberpunk universe has trickled out, though it was set to be a sort of swan song for the current generation of consoles. This new date pushes it even closer to the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this coming holiday.

Cyberpunk 2077 does have some company, though. Final Fantasy 7 Remake recently got moved into April, and Marvel's Avengers joins Cyberpunk in the September delay party. What was looking like an incredibly stacked spring is now starting to even out a bit, as studios seem to be assessing whether these big-ticket games will be ready to go in just a few short months.

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