Cyberpunk 2077 Has Reached A Major Pre-Release Milestone
CD Projekt Red has shared that Cyberpunk 2077 has now been rated by most ratings boards across the world.
Set in a future world filled with as many vices as technology can satisfy, age rating was always going to be a big step in Cyberpunk 2077's release. While we don't know yet what ratings it has received, CD Projekt Red head Adam Badowski has shared that Cyberpunk 2077 has now been rated in most countries.
Very happy to share some progress on this -- Cyberpunk 2077 has already been rated by the vast majority of rating boards around the world. https://t.co/gwUXYOXpyb— Adam Badowski (@AdamBadowski) April 9, 2020
The tweet comes as a follow up from an update made on March 11, when Badowski said that Cyberpunk 2077 had been submitted for classification, as the team worked to refine and polish.
Cyberpunk 2077 is still a while out from its new release date of September 17, after being pushed from the original date of April 16. Classification is an important step in releasing a game, however--games can't be released on Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft's digital stores without a rating, while physical releases also require games to have a rating. Steam doesn't require games to be rated, however.
Notably, Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't appear to be rated with the Australian Classification Board yet, which has always been particularly strict on games, and especially those with drug-related content. Japan has also closed its rating agency for at least a full month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though it could have already rated Cyberpunk 2077 prior to the closure.
With five months still to go until its September release date, there's still plenty of time. Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC--and potentially the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.