Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again, this time around till December 10th. This announcement comes three weeks after developer CD Projekt Red announced the game had gone gold which means the game is ready and discs are being printed.
This will be the third time the highly anticipated game has been delayed. It was originally set for an April 16 date release but it was later delayed till September 17 and then again till November 19 with CD Projekt Red citing bug fixes. This time around, the challenge is getting the game ready across all the multiple platforms available.
“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,” CD Projekt Red announced in a tweet. “We need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.”
Considering the game has gone gold, the company says the extra improvements made this time will be distributed via a Day O patch which will be available for download as an update.
Last month, Bloomberg reported CD Projekt Red had sent out emails to staffs announcing a studio-wide mandatory crunch. Head of Studio, Adam Badowski defended the decision saying “this is one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make” but promised the entire team will be compensated for the extra time put in.