Cyberpunk 2077: Delay Results in Death Threats for the Devs

Published 10/28/2020, 7:12 AM EDT


CD Projekt RED announced yet another delay in the release of its much-awaited title. The devs set November 19 as the date of release for Cyberpunk 2077 after several setbacks, but it has undergone yet another change.

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The release of the game has been a topic of debate for months now. The devs have been working on the game for years and have provided regular updates on the process of development. But the decision to push back the release of the game for 21 days has met with a lot of backlash from the community.

So much so that some fans have taken their frustration to the next level by sending death threats to the devs of the title. Senior game designer Andrzej Zawadzki sent a message on Twitter to the entire community calling such threats “absolutely unacceptable and just wrong.

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Cyberpunk 2077 devs face heat following the delay in release

It’s true, the title has seen many delays that have irked even the most ardent fans of CD project RED. And while it’s understandable for the fans to be disappointed, sending death threats to the devs who have been working on the title for years solves nothing.

I want to address one thing in regards of the @CyberpunkGame delay.
I understand you're feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it.
However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you.

— Andrzej Zawadzki (@ZawAndy) October 27, 2020

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Andrzej Zawadzki shared his disappointment, calling such threats uncalled for. Social media has made it possible for the devs to consistently interact with the fans and share intricate details of the process of development. The devs have been transparent and haven’t hesitated in communicating. However, such threats and hate will only hinder such transparency.

Moreover, the devs found out about the news of the delay around the same time as the higher-ups sent the tweet out to the community.

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All of them found out at the same time we did – CDPR sent an internal email simultaneously with the public tweet

— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) October 27, 2020

The fans have been patiently waiting for the release of the title for years now. But the devs, too, have spent years in the game’s development to roll out a near-perfect title. A three-week delay is certainly disappointing, but it shows that the devs are not leaving any stone unturned in delivering a satisfactory title.

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Hopefully, this will be the last hurdle in the title’s release. A lot of blood and sweat has gone into the making of Cyberpunk 2077, and for now, it will release on December 10 for both the current and next-gen consoles.

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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