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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Game is going gold soon? RPG is now up for rating boards review and playtesting

From a trailer of “Cyberpunk 2077” | Photo credit: CD Projekt Red via Cyberpunk 2077 / YouTube screenshot

When it was confirmed that the game will not be finished in time for the first announced release date, many fans got worried that the “Witcher 3” launch situation would be repeated. However, there are several indications that came to light recently suggesting that the role-playing game is on track for its new schedule.

Cyberpunk 2077’ release date unlikely getting delayed for a second time

It was announced last year that “Cyberpunk 2077” would be released in mid-April. But CD Projekt Red’s plans changed and fans were informed earlier this year that the game will not be launched until fall.

Many players were receptive to the new timeline thinking that it is better to experience the delay instead of having an unpolished game at the time of its launch. Others, however, were quite skeptical thinking that the developer had once missed the release dates for “The Witcher 3” previously.

On the bright side, CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski announced on Tuesday that “Cyberpunk 2077” has been submitted to various rating boards such as PEGI and ESRB for review. In the same Twitter post, Badowski also confirmed that the RPG is already in the playtesting stage and teased, “Game is looking better and better with each passing day!”

Technopedia explains that playtesting can be done through various stages of a game’s development. But, overall, it means that the development of a game has reached a point where developers have enough content to test signifying there is progress. As for “Cyberpunk 2077,” this could be a good sign that the game will not experience the second round of delay.

It can be recalled that “The Witcher 3” was delayed twice. It was first announced to be released in the second half of 2014 until it was delayed to Feb. 24, 2015. But that target was not met either, pushing the game’s official launch to May 19 of the same year.

Cyberpunk 2077’ gameplay: Devs preview female protagonist

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, CD Projekt Red revealed how the female V would look like. “Cyberpunk 2077” players will assume the role of the main protagonist named V.

While the first look on the said character was seen with a male model, it was later announced that the game will allow players to choose to play either as a male or female character. Developers also confirmed that the boxed art for the game’s physical copies will feature a reversible cover with the male and female versions of V. “Cyberpunk 2077” is now slated to go live on Sept. 17 on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Google Stadia.

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