First half my state is on fire again, and now this.
In a tweet sent by the official @CyberpunkGame handle, CD Projekt Red has once again delayed Cyberpunk 2077. Not by much; just 21 days we’re assured. The company’s reasoning is clear in the message delivered: the delay is to have a massive day 0 patch.
Having worked on plenty of software, this is frustrating but not unexpected. CD Projekt Red has regularly delivered high-quality titles in both performance and vision. And the last thing any of us wants is a buggy game on release day. Nothing is more infuriating…except for console gamers downloading a massive 10GB upgrade. Well, we don’t have to worry about that. Not as badly, anyways.
In the message from President and CEO Adam Kiciński and Marcin Iwiński, there are 9 separate platforms to QA for: 4 Xboxs (One, X, Series X, Series S), 3 Playstations (PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5), Google’s Stadia, and of course PC. I’ve done (and still do) QA, that sounds nightmarish. So As bitter as I am that I won’t be able to play over Thanksgiving, I’m confident we’ll get it. This year even. Of course there’s plenty of legitimate skepticism, so let’s wait and see.