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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to December 10 Despite Going Gold

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to December 10 Despite Going Gold - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2020 / 1,764 Views

CD Projekt RED announced it has delayed the release of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days from November 19 to December 10. It will launch for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will have backward compatibility on launch day for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5. The game previously went gold on October 5.

"Today, we’ve decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10," said the developer via Twitter.

"Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies.

"The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test nine versions of it (Xbox One / X, compatibility on Xbox Series S / X, PlayStation 4 / Pro, compatibility on PlayStation 5, PC, Stadia)… while working from home. Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.

"Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago. Passing certification, or “going gold,” means the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. But it doesn’t mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will then be distributed via a Day O patch. This is the time period we undercalculated.

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

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.

Become a cyberpunk, an urban mercenary equipped with cybernetic enhancements and build
your legend on the streets of Night City.

Enter the massive open world of Night City, a place that sets new standards in terms of visuals, complexity and depth.

Take the riskiest job of your life and go after a prototype implant that is the key to immortality.


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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24 Comments

Bandorr (on 27 October 2020)

So you can still delay a game that has gone gold? Fascinating.
Has that been done before?

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Mr Puggsly (on 27 October 2020)

That would suggest they want a really good day one patch. Can't recall that happening before, but what's on the disc must be glitchy.

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Marth (on 27 October 2020)

They couldn't risk it to compete against Age of Calamity :P

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Vendrom (on 27 October 2020)

These games are very different. If they wanted to avoid a game, it would probably be CoD Cold War

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pikashoe (on 27 October 2020)

Dude he was joking

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 27 October 2020)

Well this is also final confirmation that it won't be included in The Game Awards (of this year anyways).

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tripenfall (on 27 October 2020)

Yep 2020 GOTY is now wide open!

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shikamaru317 (on 27 October 2020)

I can live with this delay, would rather the game be polished than buggy, and now I can play Watch Dogs and AC Valhalla while I wait. Only thing that sucks is that this delay makes Cyberpunk no longer eligible for The Game Awards 2020.

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Giggity_goo (on 28 October 2020)

bet that has made ubisoft happy

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 27 October 2020)

Prediction and speculation, these delays are because of the current gen versions probably run like trash and they are trying to make them aceptable, aceptable is provably Frame drops to low 20 fps like witcher 3 on release on ps4.
I will play this on next gen.

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gamingsoul (on 27 October 2020)

30gb day one patch confirmed?

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siebensus4 (on 27 October 2020)

Making a game run on 9 different devices shurely isn't fun.

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TheTitaniumNub (on 28 October 2020)

I'm sure the game will just get delayed again come near release date.

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KratosLives (on 28 October 2020)

I can name 8 devices, what's the 9th?

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TheTitaniumNub (on 28 October 2020)

Xbox One/X. Series S/X, Ps4/Pro, Ps5, PC, and Stadia.

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KratosLives (on 28 October 2020)

Hopefully this eases the crunch going on there.

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Azzanation (on 28 October 2020)

Updating the day one patch i will presume

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tripenfall (on 27 October 2020)

A game that's been in development for 8 years needs another 3 weeks? It must be coming in REALLY hot and I'm starting to wonder whether they should just delay the game to 2021, ditch current gen and make it PC/SERIESX/PS5 and at least release it in a playable state...

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VAMatt (on 28 October 2020)

Not if they've already completed current gen versions, which they essentially have.

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Mr Puggsly (on 27 October 2020)

I'd be impressed if its released in 2020 period. But I also think its kinda silly they claim they are working on nine versions of the game. So are many developers of games at the moment, Cyberpunk has just been in some development hell.

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TallSilhouette (on 27 October 2020)

Wow. After all that fuss about no more delays and working overtime? Oh well, gives me more time to get a hold of a new gpu for it.

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gtotheunit91 (on 27 October 2020)

As much as it sucks, I was looking forward to the new Destiny 2 expansion, and was worried about playing both around the same time. Now, I get to finish that expansion just in time when Cyberpunk does come out :)

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Imaginedvl (on 27 October 2020)

I mean this sucks of course. But at the same time, I will be playing Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs and Call of Duty...
This will help me stay sane and not jump between so many games in so little time ;-)

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Jranation (on 27 October 2020)

Holy fuck this game is never going to release. Ubisoft must be very happy that Watchsogs and AC won't get overshadowed.

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