CD Projekt Red announced that their open-world RPG Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC until December 10, which is 21 days after their previous release date set on November 19.
The delay comes after allegations of an unstable workplace that includes a time of “crunch.” The studio addresses that 21 days might not seem like a lot, but it makes a lot of difference when developing 9 different versions of the game.
In a statement from Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwiński, it was also added that just because they announced the game had gone gold doesn’t mean it was finished. The game can currently be completed from start to finish, but they are still set on developing it and “rating the quality bar.” The improvements being made today will come from a Day 0 patch that they have planned.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the future and is played in the first person, where players can explore the world and take on missions, seemingly creating their own story in this new world. The game will feature multiple, upgradable skills and abilities and the possibility of upgrading individual character classes. This is a huge game for the developer as a follow-up to the wildly popular 1988 tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020.
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