Cyberpunk 2077 Joins FFVII & Marvel’s Avengers as Latest Delayed AAA Game

Taking to Twitter less than an hour ago, The Witcher 3 developer revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 will now release on Sept. 17 rather than the original launch date of Apr. 16.
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January 16, 2020 7:17 PM UTC
  • The highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed to Sept. 17.
  • Developer CD Projekt Red cites the need to fix and polish.
  • It joins Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers as the third AAA to be delayed this week.

Another day, another of 2020’s big AAA games delayed. CD Projekt Red announced today it’s pushing back the release of upcoming open-world RPG Cyberpunk 2077 by four months.

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed To September

Taking to Twitter less than an hour ago, The Witcher 3 developer revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 will now release on Sept. 17 rather than the original launch date of Apr. 16.

Source: Twitter

In a short press release sharing the news, CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski and studio head Adam Badowski explained that the game is currently in a “complete and playable” state. Yet, due to the ambition and scope of the game, the developer needs extra time to add the finishing touches.

Citing a desire to produce its “crowning achievement for this generation,” CD Projekt Red took the decision to postpone the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

The release reads:

Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing.

To dampen the blow for eager Cyberpunk 2077 fans, the developer has promised “more regular updates” in the lead up to release.

A Week For Delays

This week has piled on the delays.

Yesterday, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VII Remake’s release is being pushed back to April. Moments later, Crystal Dynamics followed suit and revealed Marvel’s Avengers would launch in September rather than May.

In both cases, a desire to polish and meet lofty fan expectations have driven the decision to delay.

Source: Twitter

The news will understandably spawn mixed reactions from the games’ respective communities. But, there’s a silver lining beyond the disappointment best illustrated by a quote from Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto doing the rounds on Twitter.

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Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:38 PM UTC

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