‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Launch delay cannot be ruled out yet, report suggests
Once a new video game IP as big as “Cyberpunk 2077” is announced, people will begin the endless inquiries about its release date. For fans of the upcoming role-playing game, it took more than seven years to get that information from CD Projekt Red.
“Cyberpunk 2077” is now slated to launch on April 16. But with release date delays becoming more frequent recently – even for major video game companies – the same fate cannot be ruled out yet for CD Projekt Red’s next major title.
Is the ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ announced release date really locked in?
“Cyberpunk 2077” is obviously in development for such a long time now, so CD Projekt Red made one of the biggest headlines in E3 2019 when it finally announced when the game is arriving. The logical thing to do now is to trust CD Projekt Red’s announced timeline, but it also would not hurt to leave room to anticipate something worse.
Game Debate raised an interesting point that the “Cyberpunk 2077” demos released so far were relatively limited while also bringing up what the video game company went through with “The Witcher 3.” It was originally planned for a late 2014 launch but was later set for Feb. 24, 2015. However, CD Projekt Red came out with an open letter in December 2014, changing the timeline for the second time leading to the title’s final release date on May 19, 2015.
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: What to expect
To be fair, what happened to “The Witcher 3” is not a rigid parameter to measure the probability of “Cyberpunk 2077” getting delayed. Fans should also note what the company said in the same open letter, “We set the release date too hastily. It’s a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future.”
The developer was noticeably very careful in discussing the “Cyberpunk 2077” release date since its 2012 announcement and before E3 2019. That could prove they did learn a lesson from “The Witcher 3.” On the other hand, if “Cyberpunk 2077” gets delayed, fans will likely forgive the developers as long as the RPG would come out and meet their high expectations on its gameplay, story, and open-world elements.