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CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077 by three weeks

CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077 by three weeks

Polish games giant CD Projekt has once again pushed back the release date of its upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

In a post on Twitter, co-founder Marcin Iwinski and head of studio Adam Badowski wrote that the eagerly-anticipated sci-fi RPG would now be launching on December 10th. That's three weeks after its previous release date of November 19th.

This is the third time that the title's launch has been pushed back. Cyberpunk 2077 was originally set to come out in April of this year, but was delayed until September in January 2020. The game was once again bumped until November.

This follows news that CD Projekt reportedly mandated a six-day workweek in the build-up to Cyberpunk 2077's launch. Former and current staff have told journalists that the team has been crunching pretty hard on the game for some time now.

In 2019, the studio made a big deal about how the title was going to be made without "mandatory" crunch. This has obviously gone out of the window.

Cyberpunk 2077 went gold earlier in October, meaning that it is supposedly finished, though Iwinski and Badowski say that things aren't that simple anymore.

"Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago," they wrote. "Passing certification or 'going gold' means the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. But it doesn't mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will be distributed via a Day 0 patch. This is the time period we undercalculated."


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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