Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again.
CD Projekt Red’s upcoming open world RPG was meant to release on November 19 after a previous delay, but will now launch on December 10 instead.
The Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter page posted an announcement that cited the combination of working from home and shipping the game on nine platforms simultaneously as being the development team’s biggest challenge at the moment. Those platforms include Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, PC, and Stadia.
“Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly,” said the announcement. “We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.”
The announcement also mentioned that while the game had gone gold and was thus ready, it didn’t mean that the developers had no further improvements to make. “On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will then be distributed via a Day 0 patch,” it said, adding that this time period had been “undercalculated”.
The delay may sadden fans who were eagerly anticipating the game, but if it results in a better product, a few more weeks of waiting doesn’t seem so bad. Unfortunately, the extra time is unlikely to translate to less crunch for the developers.