“The Witcher” game creators CD Projekt Red have announced that their highly-anticipated video game “Cyberpunk 2077” has been pushed back by five months – from April 16th to September 17th.
The open-world RPG is set in the fictional world of Night City, California in the year 2077. The world is broken while MegaCorps manage every aspect of life from the top floors of their sky-scraping fortresses.
The streets are run by drug-pushing gangs, tech hustlers, and illegal braindance slingers. The in-between is where decadence, sex, and pop culture mix with violent crime, extreme poverty, and the unattainable promise of the American Dream.
Explaining the delay, co-founder Marcin Iwiński and Head of Studio Adam Badowski said in a statement:
“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect. Expect more regular updates on progress as we get closer to the new release date. We’re really looking forward to seeing you in Night City, thank you for your ongoing support!”
The game was seen as easily the biggest to launch in the first half of this year, and with its exit from the April slot it’s likely something else could move into that slot.
Source: CD Projekt Red