CD Projekt Pink at present introduced it’s much-ballyhooed, extremely anticipated RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is being delayed for the — what, third or fourth time? I’ve misplaced monitor at this level. Anybody else sensing one thing rotten in Evening Metropolis?
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The corporate revealed the information in yet one more apologetic Twitter submit, saying the aim of the delay is to proceed to get the sport prepared in some nebulous trend. The one specifics we obtained had been that the builders are swamped attempting to get the sport prepared each on current-gen and next-gen consoles.
I wish to take this second to remind everybody that CDPR has been saying the sport was “full and playable” since its unique delay was introduced… in January. The sport has since gone gold and it’s one way or the other nonetheless being delayed. In case you don’t know, a recreation going gold means the grasp copy of the disc has been created, and thus the sport is prepared for bodily launch. So that they’ve already created the discharge version of the sport, and but it’s nonetheless not completed.
I’m conscious that, nowadays, video games include huge patches on launch. But when the model of the sport that’s been printed to the grasp disc is so screwed up that you simply want 21 extra days of improvement time earlier than it could even be seen by the general public, there’s an issue. Cyberpunk 2077 has been in improvement for over eight years at this level — certain, it’s not been common improvement, but it surely’s nonetheless been within the works for fairly a while. For CD Projekt Pink to hold kicking the can additional down the street… one thing simply feels flawed about this.
This isn’t simply me speaking out of faculty. Behind the scenes information from Jason Schreier says the event workers solely discovered concerning the delay from an inner electronic mail despatched similtaneously the above announcement. Regardless of my initial hopes, these a number of delays haven’t resulted in much less crunch. In actual fact, in line with a Bloomberg expose, crunch is alive and nicely. Which means CDPR workers could have solely simply discovered at present they need to endure three extra weeks of this, with some allegedly having 100-hour work weeks. However yeah certain, take your time, CDPR — nothing sketchy or unhealthy about this in any respect.
The current (and hopefully remaining) launch date is now December 10.
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