When Is Cyberpunk 2077 Coming Out? New Release Date After The Latest Delay
The release date for CD Project Red's much-anticipated game has been pushed back again.
Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red's upcoming RPG, has been delayed once again. The studio shared the news earlier this month but also provided a new Cyberpunk 2077 release date of November 19 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One--two months after the previously scheduled September 17 date. A next-generation update that improves performance on Xbox Series X and PS5 will come at launch, with a more substantial update also arriving later.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the developer explained that the game is not yet ready for launch, although it is complete in terms of content and gameplay. The additional development time will be used to balance mechanics and fix bugs.
"Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we won't ship something which is not ready," CDPR wrote. "'Ready when it's done' is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, it's something we live by even when we know we'll take the heat for it.
"At the time we are writing these words, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise," CDPR continued. "The quests, the cutscenes, the skills and items; all the adventures Night City has to offer--it's all there. But with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need to properly go through everything, balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs. A huge world means a huge number of things to iron out and we will spend the additional time doing exactly that."
An important development update pic.twitter.com/uFGrt9Tqpi— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020
This is the latest in a series of delays to Cyberpunk 2077, the ambitious open-world game that marks the next huge release for the Witcher studio. The game was previously due out last year and has been pushed back a number of times. Despite this latest delay, we've now heard a bunch more about the new game as part of the Cyberpunk Night City Wire event, which showcased new gameplay and revealed the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime.
In related Cyberpunk 2077 news, Microsoft and CDPR's custom Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One has a secret message inscribed on it. The message, which is revealed by shining a UV light on the back of the console, is actually pretty sweet and heartfelt.
With the game now scheduled to drop on November 19, be sure to check out our detailed Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order guide to learn about the various editions and bonuses available. And though the special Xbox One X may be sold out, there are several other Cyberpunk 2077-themed accessories still up for purchase.
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