Developer CD Projekt RED has officially announced that its upcoming futuristic open world adventure, Cyberpunk 2077, has been delayed to November 19, 2020. This is the second major delay to the game's release, which was previously postponed from June to September 17 due to difficulties associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement was released via the game's official Twitter account.
An important development update pic.twitter.com/uFGrt9Tqpi
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020
While the studio confirms that the game is "finished both content and gameplay wise," there are still game mechanics which require balancing, and bugs which must be fixed. As a result, CD Projekt has chosen to delay the game in order to spend more time making Cyberpunk 2077 "something that will stay with you for years to come", as claimed in the statement.
The studio still plans to hold a "Night City Wire" on June 25. This exclusive broadcast will reveal brand new information, potentially including gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077. The official Twitter footage also confirms that journalists with copies off the game will be allowed to publish and share their previews directly following the Night City Wire broadcast.
The game is expected to be an expansive open world adventure, featuring never before seen levels of character customization, skills including hacking and ranged weaponry, and a captivating sci-fi setting known as Night City. CD Projekt has also confirmed that they plan to release extensive, substantial DLC for the title.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Google Stadia. Next-generation console releases of the game for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are also anticipated to be announced in the future. An exclusive themed Xbox One console and controller set featuring designs themed after the game are also currently available for purchase, although stock is limited.
If you're looking to enjoy that signature CD Projekt RED style while waiting for Cyberpunk, the studio's previous title, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, is currently available for free via GOG to those who own the console version of the game. It can also be purchased via Steam and the Epic Games Store.