Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed into December yesterday, a postponement of just some weeks that, sadly and predictably, nonetheless resulted in death threats in opposition to developer CD Projekt Pink and the individuals who work there. The studio attributed the delay to the complexities of concurrently growing and testing 9 variations of the sport—present and next-gen consoles, PC, and Stadia—whereas working from dwelling, however in a call to investors following the announcement, CD Projekt co-CEO Adam Kiciński pointed extra particularly on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles because the supply of the holdup.
“At the start, on behalf of the entire board, I want to supply an apology for breaking our promise and failing your belief. We underestimated the time required for the very last processes,” Kiciński mentioned.
“The sport is prepared for the PC and runs nice on the next-gen consoles, and could possibly be shipped on the scheduled date on these platforms. Nevertheless, though the sport has been licensed on the present gens by each Sony and Microsoft, some very last optimization processes for such an enormous and complicated sport require a little bit of further time.”
Throughout a Q&A session that adopted his assertion, Kiciński repeated that “we’ve the sport prepared on PC” and mentioned that the studio most likely may have made the November 19 launch date because it stands, however “having these further three weeks will allow us to get extra issues able to our satisfaction.” He additionally acknowledged that three weeks does not sound like it’ll make a lot of a distinction for a sport that is been in improvement since 2016, however added that “this will drastically assist us with these technical issues relating to current-gen.”
Vp of enterprise improvement Michal Nowakowski mentioned later within the Q&A that there is not a particular “drawback” with current-gen consoles, simply “optimization to be dealt with.” In a response to a separate query, nevertheless, he prompt that Cyberpunk 2077’s points would possibly really run a bit deeper than that, saying, “The polish is required to repair all of the bugs and high quality points that we’re nonetheless dealing with.”
As for the brand new launch date of December 10, it is “agency,” if not fairly rock-hard: “We really feel—possibly not comfy, however assured” within the new launch date, Kiciński mentioned. Nowakowski appeared equally not-quite-comfortable with totally committing to it. When requested if Cyberpunk 2077 would undoubtedly be out on December 10, he replied, “That is roughly what I am saying, I suppose—sure.”