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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to September 17

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to September 17 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2020 / 1,885 Views

Developer CD Projekt RED via Twitter announced it has delayed the release on its upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, from April 16, 2020 to September 17. The game will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows.

"We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077's release date we'd like to share with you today," reads the tweet from the developer. "Cyberpunk 2077 won't make the April release windows and we're moving the launch date to September 17, 2020."

Here is an overview of the game:

In the most dangerous megacity of the future, the real you is not enough. Become V, a cyber-enhanced mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant — the key to immortality. Customize your cyberware and skillset, and explore a vast city of the future obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. The choices you make will determine the story and shape the world around you.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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30 Comments

shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2020)

I'm actually kind of glad they delayed it. For 1, April was looking too busy, and 2, I was torn between playing on current gen or waiting for a possible next-gen port in Q4. With release now just a month or 2 before PS5 and XSX launch, next-gen ports seem likely on launch, and if not, they will be playable through BC with some improvements most likely.


Hiku (on 16 January 2020)

Understandable to be happy about a delay that suits your schedule, if it helps make the game better in the process. Funny how things work out some times, huh.


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shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2020)

For clarity's sake, I was not annoyed by the FF7 delay because I wanted it asap, I understand that delays can be a good thing and wish more AAA publishers were willing to delay unfinished games. I just found it strange that of all the dates they could have chosen, they picked a date a week between 2 other AAA games. Things worked out in the end thankfully. But it makes you wonder if they contacted CD Projekt and Capcom and asked them if either of their games might be getting delayed soon, before they chose that April date. If not, it's one hell of a coincidence that things worked out the way they did. I've seen some suggest CDP delayed because they were scared of FF7 releasing so close to them, but that is highly unlikely, Cyberpunk was tracking way ahead of FF7 in preorders according to Benji, an insider, even in a PS4 vs PS4 only comparison, not to mention Cyberpunk is on PC and Xbox as well.


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Hiku (on 16 January 2020)

Oh I understood getting annoyed with the timing. It was just the "delay it an extra month for no particular reason" part didn't sound as reasonable. The selected release dates are probably closely attributed to how long they've had staff on payroll. They wouldn't want to pay staff for an extra month if it's not productive enough to warrant it. And if a game is finished, sitting on it and doing nothing is obviously something you want to avoid. So I think timing releases to hit a certain window tends to be planned long in advance in conjunction with development. So for example, they may want to avoid a certain month, which is 12 months from now, and discuss with the dev team what they can get accomplished with an extra month or two. If it sounds good then they get it approved by management. But when they get blindsided by the dev team near launch that they need more time with the game, their options for when to release it are more limited. If it's next to RE3 and Cyberpunk, then that may just be something they'll have to accept. Although I'm sure they're always paying attention to competition anyway just in case, and they may have been aware of Cyberpunks plans. And vice versa. Just because Cyberpunk was tracking ahead of FF7 doesn't mean it wouldn't have done better in a different month. They're not looking at "who is doing better" but how to maximize profits. So it's possible CD Project Red would delay their game because of RE3 and FF7. But this is unlikely a decision you'd finalize so suddenly in a few days. So if that were the case they may have already felt it wasn't a good enough slot for them even before Square announced the delayed. If Square, Capcom and CD were in communication over this somehow, then that would be interesting. But I have no idea how common that is. I imagine it's not.


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Rafie (on 16 January 2020)

The "delay a game" challenge that we aren't aware of is truly a success. Not that disappointed, but just a bit.


p0isonparadise (on 16 January 2020)

Tom Nook is pleased.


Ljink96 (on 16 January 2020)

All these delays...I wonder what else might get delayed.


Jabba89 (on 16 January 2020)

Definitely been a few big titles delayed recently.


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SwitchUP (on 19 January 2020)

As miyamoto once said.... A delayedgameis eventually good, but a rushedgameisforever bad. Although not all games are eventually good... I think the premise of the comment is spot on. With cd project reds reputation.... the game will be good.


Zenos (on 16 January 2020)

*Insert sad Keanu meme*


TallSilhouette (on 16 January 2020)

Well, at least this gives me more time to upgrade my components.


Hiku (on 16 January 2020)

In before "They're scared of FF7".


Bandorr (on 16 January 2020)

too late.
Keiji (5 hours ago): "They fear Final Fantasy VII Remake, the best game ever. Period..."


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Hiku (on 16 January 2020)

Lol, I saw it as I was typing the comment. But it had to be said.


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yvanjean (on 16 January 2020)

Just announce the PS5 and XSX version already.


Bandorr (on 16 January 2020)

Kinda amusing. I know many people brought up that game when complaining about the FF7 remake delay. Now this game gets a delay, and a hefty one.


Alistair (on 19 January 2020)

A 5 month delay is a huge one. They obviously have a lot of problems and bugs to sort out. I hope the final game is good. Cross fingers.


KingofTrolls (on 16 January 2020)

Called it.


ClassicGamingWizzz (on 16 January 2020)

More time to enjoy ff7 remake them the last of US, then ghost of tsushima then cyber... Or wait for a Next GEN version?!? This delay is s close to Next GEN it linda sucks If they dont do a port right when ps5 releases


Machina (on 16 January 2020)

Knew an early 2020 release was too good to be true :(


deskpro2k3 (on 16 January 2020)

That's a good decision for multiple reasons.


KratosLives (on 16 January 2020)

Don't know these devs bother announcing a release date to begin with. A stupid idea just to get peoples hopes up. Why not just announce a game 3 months prior to release date. You don't need months and years to get peoples attention in this social media era.


siebensus4 (on 16 January 2020)

I think the delay is more caused by other releases (FF VII R, TLOU2, Ghost of Tsushima etc.) than the actual finishing status of the game.


Hynad (on 16 January 2020)

Your thinking is wrong.
A delay of a few weeks or even a month or two, Ok. But they are not going to sit on a finished game and postpone its release just because other games are coming out.
This is 5 months we're talking about. No way in hell this is because of other titles. :-D


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Keiji (on 16 January 2020)

They fear Final Fantasy VII Remake, the best game ever. Period...


Radek (on 16 January 2020)

You are funny Lol


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Radek (on 16 January 2020)

Yeah sure they would need a 5 month delay because of FFVII, think man... think... that would be a month if it was the case


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Hynad (on 16 January 2020)

He doesn't have a point at all. 5 months delay isn't because they're afraid of whatever game. That idea is foolish at best.


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SwitchUP (on 19 January 2020)

Oh dear..... you actually said this? Wow.


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