CDPR has shared a new comment on the delay for Cyberpunk 2077. They have blamed current-generation consoles as one of the reasons for its delay.
During a teleconference call after the announcement of the delay, CD Projekt Red’s CEO Adam Kicinski talked about the delay faced by Cyberpunk 2077.
When speaking about the new release date, Adam stated that they are “firm” on this deadline.
“Realizing on November 19 is possible and was possible” but “having these three more weeks gives us a chance to fix this and that.” “The decision was not easy but we know there is just one release and the first impression is crucial” so in the long-run the decision is beneficial. “Better initial reaction to the game always works in favor of more sales. That is why we are delaying, we don’t have to but having this extra time gives us more certainty that everything will be in the game when we release.”
He also listed current-generation versions as one of the reasons for the delay.
“This situation is different” compared to previous changes to the deadline – the game for PC is ready and plays well on next-gen consoles and the company is finalizing the process concerning current gen consoles.
This is the third delay in a year for Cyberpunk 2077. It was first confirmed to launch in April and then pushed to September. After COVID-19 started to impact the development of the game, it was delayed to November and now the final delay has pushed it all the way to December 10.