Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back by several months CD Projekt RED announced Thursday.
The game delay announcements just keep dropping. First, Final Fantasy VII Remake was delayed, pushed back to April 10th—just days before the scheduled release of Cyberpunk 2077.
Now that game has also been delayed, pushed back from its April 16th release date all the way to September 17th, 2020. That’s a five month delay despite the game being mostly finished and playable according to CD Projekt RED.
More polishing and playtesting is always a good thing, and frankly I’d rather have a high-quality game at launch than a buggy mess. A few months isn’t that big of a deal, though I do wish this was releasing in July or August when there aren’t typically many big releases. September is when the busy season really starts to ramp up before the holidays, so this will almost certainly be releasing in a more crowded playing field.
That shouldn’t impact its success very much. The hype surrounding the game is huge, and excitement is almost certainly bigger than ever now that The Witcher 3 has become even more popular thanks to the Netflix show. Surely many newcomers to that game will look up CDPR and their upcoming RPG.
In any case, it’s always a bit of a bummer to see something like this delayed, but I think that overall it’s almost certainly for the best. I really think more studios should delay games rather than release half-baked products.