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CD Projekt Red delays Cyberpunk 2077 for the third time; over-ambition blamed this time

Cyberpunk 2077 will now arrive on December 10. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
Cyberpunk 2077 will now arrive on December 10. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
Here we go again. CD Projekt Red has delayed the release of Cyberpunk 2077 for the third time; this time re-scheduled for December 10. Apparently, the company is guilty of its own ambition this time.
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CD Projekt Red has delayed the release of Cyberpunk 2077 again, the company has announced on Twitter. Now, Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on December 10, a postponement of 21 days. This is the third time that CD Projekt Red has delayed Cyberpunk 2077, which most-recently had been pushed from September 17 to November 19. 

This time, the company has blamed the scope of its ambitions for the 21-day delay. As the message below shows, CD Projekt Red claims that it has nine versions of the game that it plans to deliver simultaneously, so nine builds are currently being worked over from home. According to the message posted on Twitter, it is proving a particularly big task to optimise nine versions at the same time. Apparently, a delay of 21 days will make a significant difference to the company's efforts, despite Cyberpunk 2077 having already 'gone gold'.

In short, CD Projekt Red 'undercalculated' the time it would take to finalise the game's Day 0 patch, which it will distribute across nine platforms. Unsurprisingly, the ensuing thread contains thousands of comments from unhappy fans. Worse still, the multiplayer element of Cyberpunk 2077 will not be ready until 2021.

Cyberpunk 2077 will still arrive in 2020, on the plus side. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
Cyberpunk 2077 will still arrive in 2020, on the plus side. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-27 (Update: 2020-10-27)