REVEALED: Why Cyberpunk 2077 Is Being Delayed Again

Published 10/28/2020, 7:45 AM EDT


Back in 2013, CD Projekt had released the first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077. Since then, it is an ‘upcoming title’ that every fan has been waiting for. It was initially announced that the game would release on April 16, 2020, and fans waited patiently for the day to arrive. It’s October in 2020 now and the developers have announced yet another delay in the game’s release.

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What prompted the developers to delay Cyberpunk 2077 even after ‘going gold’?

Earlier this month, Cyberpunk 2077 official went gold. ‘Going gold’ means that the game is ready enough to be shipped into the stores. Naturally, after this announcement, a lot of fans were sure that November 19 would be the day. However, the developers have some valid reasons to delay the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 is not an exclusive game for any platform. Instead, the game will release on 9 platforms, across different generations. These include Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4, PS4 Pro, Google Stadia and PC. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly made things worse because the developers have had to do a lot of work from home, with some fractured coordination we can assume.

The game still lacks the finishing touches despite ‘going gold’, and the developers under-estimated the time it would require them to do so.

“We feel that we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to take every decision, even the hardest ones, if it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you’ll fall in love with.”

Gaming community reacts to the delay

As usual, the internet had a bunch of mixed reactions to this decision. Popular streamer Dr Disrespect tweeted that he’ll be patiently waiting for the game.

“Watching from a distance, gripping the leather gloves, staring out the window of a 165th floor executive suit, from the building I own.” 

Mr Beast, on the other side, cracked a joke about the delay. The YouTuber sarcastically commented, “What if they kept delaying it until 2077? Lmao.”

Apparently, some people took holidays and planned their week to play Cyberpunk 2077. Following the announcement, these fans are upset and are blaming the devs for ruining their schedule.

Others feel it is unreasonable to take some days off for playing a game.

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Every person has a different meaning for entertainment. Many might not understand the mind of a gamer who wanted to play a game as soon as it released. However, the gaming community understands. Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for a long time, and the fans expect a lot from the game. Accordingly, it seems pretty normal that a gamer would want to take some days off to savor it.

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After seven years, the community expects a perfect title whenever it comes out. As they say, a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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