Hey gamers, sorry we got some bad news for y’all. Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again. The highly anticipated open-world RPG — has been delayed again and is moving from its planned September 17th release date to November 19th, developer CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter. Cyberpunk 2077 is being released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will also release on Xbox Series X and PS5 after those respective consoles launch.
It’s been a long road to release Cyberpunk 2077. The game has been in works since 2013. Originally set to release in April, the makers delayed the game release to September. The announcement was made in January. But now, it looks like a little more waiting is in store as the game has been moved again to November.
The official announcement from the studio explains that “Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise. The quests, the cut scenes, the skills and items; all the adventures Night City has to offer – it’s all there.”
Then why the delay?
“But with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need to properly go through everything, balance game mechanics, and fix a lot of bugs.” “Ready when it’s done” is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, it’s something we live by even when we know we’ll take the heat for it.” The official statement at twitter read.
The letter doesn’t confirm whether this delay has anything to do with supporting next-gen game consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, nor whether this specific November date is aligned with either console’s launch. But, we’re speculating that this new release date likely brings Cyberpunk 2077 in line with the next-gen launches for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, both of which are scheduled for “holiday 2020.”
Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be easily an order of magnitude larger, denser and more complex than what we saw with the already daunting Witcher 3. We hope that they can pull it off smoothly.
The game will probably contain a single-player campaign and the multiplayer elements of the game will not be available for players until 2021.
Bonus – Night City Wire event
We’ve finally got some new gameplay footage for Cyberpunk 2077 from CDPR’s Night City Wire event.
The presentation included a look at the gameplay mechanic Braindance, which essentially allows you to look inside someone’s head through a special device. One of the biggest surprises that came out of the presentation was the announcement of Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners, a Netflix original releasing in 2022, it is being produced by Studio Trigger and features new characters within the same Night City location.
The game will supposedly use DXR (DirectX raytracing), which is currently only supported by NVIDIA’s RTX graphics cards. Journalists given access to the preview coverage have said they played the game on a system with an RTX 2080 Ti locked at 1080p.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set in a world that had been ravaged by war, climate change, and other catastrophes. With Night City becoming a melting pot of different cultures and languages. Cyberpunk 2077 will be split into seven districts, with six of these districts are sections of the game’s Night City, while the seventh is the surrounding area known as the Badlands.
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