Apparently this is the week of game delays. In a tweet, developer CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be released until September.
The reason cited for the delay is that the company wants more time for “playtesting, fixing, and polishing” the game. Earlier this week, Square Enix delayed Final Fantasy VII Remake until April and Marvel’s Avengers until September.
Here is the full statement from Marcin Iwinski and Adam Badowski, both of CD Projekt Red:
We have important news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date we’d like to share with you today. Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the April release window, and we’re moving the launch date to September 12, 2020.
We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. Night City is massive – full of stories, content, and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing the launch will give us the precvious months we need to make the game perfect.
Expect more regular updates on progress as we get closer to the release date. We’re really looking forward to seeing you in Night City. Thank you for your ongoing support!