The game was originally scheduled for a release on April 16, 2020 before being delayed to September 17, 2020. Then in June, the game was pushed back to November 19.
“Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies,” said CD PROJEKT RED’s Adam Badowski and Marcin Iwiński.
They added: “The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test 9 versions of it (Xbox One/X, compatibility on Xbox Series S|X, PS4/Pro, compatibility on PS5, PC, Stadia)… while working from home.
“Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any different in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.
“Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light of us saying we achieved gold master some time ago. Passing certification, or ‘going gold,’ means the game is ready, can be completed, and has all the 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 then be distributed via a Day 0 patch. This is the time period we undercalculated.
“We feel we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to make every decision, even the hardest one, if it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you’ll fall in love with.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future – Night City. The game follows the story of V, a hired gun on the rise in a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers.
Featuring CD PROJEKT RED’s hallmark concept of choices and consequences, players will face difficult decisions that ripple through the entire game. Winner of over 100 awards at E3 2018, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the universe of the classic pen & paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020.
The game’s Collector’s Edition comes packed with a number of high-quality collectibles. These include a 25 cm / 10 inch statue depicting the game’s protagonist — V — in action, a steelbook case, a hardcover art book, and more.
The Collector’s Edition comes in an impressive box made to look like one of the megabuildings towering over Night City.