Cyberpunk 2077's delay leaves it out of The Game Awards

Joanna Estrada
October 29, 2020

Although the latest delay marks the third time CD Projekt Red's ambitious cyberpunk RPG is pushed back, this latest delay caught many off-guard, particularly because the November 19 date seemed - until today - fairly ironclad.

Obviously some sort of solution should have been found by now, but the fact that the game is ready to launch on PC and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S comes as no surprise.

The response from fans was generally receptive, as while many acknowledged that the game's delay caused irritation, death threats are a step in the completely wrong direction. "The note mentioned that the "biggest challenge" for them at the moment was to send the game simultaneously on "current-gen, next-gen and PC", for which they were "while" preparing and testing nine versions of the game have to work from home ". They stated that there are areas that can be improved even though the game has passed certification or achieved the "Gold Master", and that is the goal of the team in the additional 21 days. Ultimately, a delayed game provides the best experience. So while anger over the game's delay is understandable, it's likely also out of the control of individual developers. A rushed game, though, is something you will forget.

Wilson says that the dev team still expects Path of Exile 3.13 to be finished by early to mid-December, but the team will begin working on the 3.14 expansion during the month of delay. For instance, those who have played the game say that "they have never played a game like this before". While it might upset many people and put down the value of their promises, they are indeed putting a lot of effort to deliver ideal results. Their trailers alone show careful craftsmanship!

If anything, please accept the humble apologies of the developers.

"I understand you're feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it", said senior game designer Andrzej Zawadzki in a post published to Twitter. The expectation and the hype are second-to-none in the game industry right now. "I will burn you alive if you don't release the game", one of the messages said.

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