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Cyberpunk 2077 delayed again, now set for November release

CD Projekt Red, the Polish developers behind the Witcher series, are set to release one of the most highly anticipated games of the year: Cyberpunk 2077. Due to arrive earlier this year, its release was delayed by the impact of the coronavirus. Surely lightning couldn’t strike twice?

Unfortunately, it has. Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again and is now slated for release in November. No doubt a tough decision to make, but fans the world over will be hoping it’s for the overall betterment of this blockbuster RPG.

Cyberpunk 2077 delay

Cyberpunk 2077 looked set to be one of the biggest releases of early 2020. Now, after a second delay, it’s headed for launch in November.

News of the original delay was followed soon after with the announcement of additional DLC, which led to even more excitement for a September release. This time, CD Projekt Red’s Marcin Iwiński and Adam Badowski had a simple reasoning for the delay: it’s just not ready. Their statement reads:

“Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we won’t ship something which is not ready. ‘Ready when it’s done’ is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, it’s something we live by even when we know we’ll take the heat for it.

Reassuringly, they also added that the game is “finished both content and gameplay-wise” so further work on the game will involve going through it with a fine-tooth comb, rather than massive changes in direction. See the full statement below and keep up to date via the Cyberpunk 2077 website.

A further couple of Tweets have alleviated a detail that quickly had fans worried; backwards compatibility. Though no concrete release dates have been set for the PS5 or the Xbox Series X, both are confirmed for a 2020 holiday release. In other words, right around November 19.

If the game is released right before the next-gen consoles hit the market, will it be playable on both? The answer is yes.

An additional free update for next-gen consoles has also been confirmed. CDPR, you’ve done it again.