Yesterday, CD Projekt RED announced that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed by a several months. It turns out that even a five-month delay is enough for the team to avoid crunch.
As Adam Kicinski, CEO of the company, explains, crunch will be necessary as the game is in its final stages of development. The studio will try to minimize this phenomenon, but it is unlikely to be avoided entirely.
Cyberpunk 2077 is both more ambitious and complex than The Witcher 3, and the expectations are huge, so the team still has to put a lot of work into the proper fine-tuning of the project. Interestingly, we learned that for many months now the game can be played through from beginning to end. Kicinski assured that CP2077 does not have any serious problems, and additional time is needed just to polish the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The new release date is set for September 17, this year. During a conversation with journalists, Adam Kicinski confirmed that right now CD Projekt RED works exclusively on this game and its multiplayer mode, which will probably be released only in 2022. Other projects are therefore currently suspended.
The focus of the entire company on Cyberpunk 2077 is not surprising. The team can no longer afford another delay. Next-gen consoles will debut at the end of the year and for now the developers are not working on a version for these platforms, but this may change in the future.
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