Cyberpunk 2077 Release Delayed To September

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If you're excited to play Cyberpunk 2077, then prepare to wait a bit longer. The game has officially been delayed, and will now release on September 17 instead of the original April date.

This announcement was made by CD Projekt Red Co-Founder Marcin Iwinski along with Head of Studio Adam Badowski through a tweet on the official CD Projekt Red account. According to the tweet, the game is at a stage where it "is complete and playable, but there's still work to be done."

For those following development updates, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the open world metropolis known as Night City. Indeed, according to the statement, Night City is massive as it's full of stories and places to visit, along with a lot of other content. Thus because of "the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing."

For CD Projekt Red, the game is their "crowning achievement for this generation" and by postponing this launch it should allow them the time they "need to make the game perfect."

Cyberpunk 2077 is an adaptation of the Cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game written by Mike Pondsmith. As already mentioned, the game is set in Night City, an open world that offers six regions: the City Center, Watson, Westbrook, Heywood, Pacifica, and Santo Domingo. However, the game also allows players to explore the surrounding Badlands area.

Cyberpunk 2077 was officially announced in May of 2012 with a teaser trailer released back in January of 2013. In that same year Cyberpunk was confirmed to arrive for the PC with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases confirmed by E3 2018. Cyberpunk 2077 reached new heights, fan-wise, during E3 2019 when a third trailer was released along with a surprise appearance by Keanu Reeves. It turns out that Reeves had been approached as early as July 2018 to play the role of Johnny Silverhand, but at that time was given the codename of Mr. Fusion to maintain secrecy.

While Cyberpunk is indeed set to be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the launch is going to be limited to current-gen consoles only. A release for next-gen consoles like PS5 may be possible, but CD Projekt Red revealed that it doesn't have any plans yet. However a release is definitely coming to the Google Stadia at some point. You can read more about that here.

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