One of the most anticipated games of 2020 has been postponed. In a tweet and blog post, CD Projekt Red announced that the release of its highly anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077, originally scheduled for April 16th, 2020, will be postponed until autumn 2020.
The company said the game needs further testing and refinement, announcing a new release date on September 17th, 2020.
"Weare currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there is still work to be done", the study said. "Night City is huge, full of stories, content and places to visit, but because of the breadth and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish the test and the various fixes. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our most important achievement for this generation and postponing the launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.".
CD Projekt Red also stated that they will update fans more often with regular updates on the progress of the game's development.
A multiplayer component for Cyberpunk 2077 was first unveiled in 2013, but it wasn't until last year that CD Projekt made it official. Even so, the developer remained silent about the final multiplayer module, saying only that it would not arrive for the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and that the initial goal of the studio would be to provide free DLC and more content for single player campaign.
Now, however, speaking in a Q&A with investors, CD Projekt's vice president of business development, Michao Nowakowski, has provided the clearest indication of the company's current plans and development times. Nowakowski explained that the announced delay of Cyberpunk 2077, along with the"series of events we expect after", means that "2021 seems unlikely as the release date for Cyberpunk's multiplayer". He also confirmed that multiplayer is "the triple-A version" developed in parallel with Cyberpunk's single player game.