Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Shares Details About Delay

Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Shares Details About Delay

CD Projekt Red the developers behind the upcoming sci-fi action-RPG Cyberpunk 2077 have released a few details, explaining further about the delayed release of the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Shares Details About Delay

Originally set to release this April, Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed to later this year in September, however to quell some rumours behind the delay, CD Projekt Red shared in their forums the reasons behind it, assuring fans. Rumours have been stirring, some saying that the reason behind the delay was that the didn’t run smoothly on the current generation of consoles. Cory Barlog, the creative director at SIE Santa Monica Studio, chimed in expressing that:

EVERY game runs badly until you optimize for the hardware in the final push before gold. GAMES ARE VERY UGLY, FOR A LONG TIME, UNTIL THEY ARE NOT. Traditionally, that is right near the end. This is due to the absolutely fucking bananas level of complexity and moving pieces required to make any game today.

This was responded to by the developer themselves through the voice of a Senior Quest Designer at CD Projekt Red, Philip Weber who shared on the official forum who agreed wholeheartedly with Barlog. He explained that when it comes to the last stretch of development “lots of things are unoptimized because they’re all in flux, changing, and still not finished”.

How did you feel about the news of the delay? Will it be worth the wait? Let us know in the comments below.

Cyberpunk 2077 will release on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on September 17th 2020.

If you want more Cyberpunk 2077 content be sure to check out next Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Not Available Until After 2021 and Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed To September. You can also drop by the Cyberpunk 2077 wiki for all the latest info.


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