Cyberpunk 2077 may have gone gold, but that hasn’t stopped the game from receiving another release date delay.
In a post on the Cyberpunk social media channels, developer CD Projekt announced new launch plans for the upcoming action RPG.
Instead of launching on November 17 as planned, Cyberpunk 2077 has now been given a December 10 release date.
This means fans will have to wait an additional three weeks to play the game on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.
“Today, we’ve decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10,” reads a CD Projekt statement.
“Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies.
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 nine versions of it (Xbox One/X, compatibility on Xbox Series S/X, PS4.Pro, compatibility on PS5, PC, Stadia)… while working from home.”
According to CD Projekt, the game going gold – which is when it passes certification – wasn’t the end of the development process. The company continues to work on the pre-release patch for the game, which will eliminate various bugs.
“Since Cyberpunk 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,” the post continues.
“We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.
“Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago.
“Passing certification, or ‘going gold’, means the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. But it doesn’t mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will then be distributed via a Day 0 patch. This is the time period we undercalculated.
“We feel we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to make every decision, even the hardest ones, it it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you’ll fall in love with.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is described as an open-world, action-adventure game set in the futuristic location of Night City.
“You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality,” reads the official description.
“You can customise your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.”
As the description suggests, different players will have a vastly altered experience based on their approach to gameplay.