Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed into December

By Heidi Nicholas,
Brace yourselves, Cyberpunk 2077 fans, and prepare to wait just a little longer. Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again, despite going gold just this month. It's still coming out this year, however — it will now launch on December 10th, having been delayed by 21 days.

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"Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies," reads the official statement from CD Projekt Red. "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. Since Cyberpunk 2077 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. 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."

CDPR also addresses the "going gold" question. "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."

Cyberpunk 2077 has already been delayed twice this year. Once in January, when it was pushed from April to September, and then in June, when it was delayed from September to November. CDPR also came under fire last month when reports emerged about an enforced six-day working week ahead of the game's launch, with CDPR studio head Adam Badowski responding to say that the crunch had been "one of the hardest decisions" he's had to make.

Now, there's just 21 extra days to wait until Cyberpunk 2077 launches on its new release date, December 10th. "We feel we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to make every decision, even the hardest ones, if it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you'll fall in love with," CDPR concludes.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.