Night City will have to wait.
If you had plans to live out your Blade Runner-esque fantasies in Cyberpunk 2077 this Spring, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The game’s developer CD Projekt RED has regretfully confirmed that the game will be missing its planned April 16 launch as the studio aims to fine-tune the title with hopes of a September release.
“We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you today.” said CD Project RED head Adam Badowski and studio co-founder Marcin Iwiński in a joint statement released by the developer today. “Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the April release window and we’re moving the launch date to September 17, 2020.”
“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done,” they added. “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.”
Badowski and Iwiński closed the statement promising more details and regular development updates as the final release for Cyberpunk 2077 draws closer.
Obviously, this comes as a bit of a punch in the gut to fans who’ve anxiously been awaiting what looks to be one of the biggest games of this console generation. Here’s hoping CD Projekt RED is able to iron out all of the kinks and add enough polish to the game to deliver the ultimate cyberpunk RPG experience this September.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Here’s hoping you didn’t already schedule time off of work to hit the seedy streets of Night City. What are your thoughts on the studio’s decision to delay the game until September? Sound off in the comments and let us know.