According to a recent announcement, the release date of CD Projekt Red’s hit game, Cyberpunk 2077, would be pushed back for about five months. The new release date is Sept 17, 2020.

The announcement was made through a Twitter post of the game’s official handle. According to the developers, the game is currently in a completely playable state. However, due to the sheer amount of content the game has, they have to extend the polishing process. The company’s previous hit, Witcher 3, was also delayed – it looks like they would rather get a smooth release than having to grind to make a day 1 patch.

The five extra months would be used on playtesting and fixing bugs. As CD Projekt Red wants the game to be the best of this generation, it just makes sense that they would spare no effort to refine it as much as possible. After release, there would be more single-player content added to the game, similar to Witcher 3.

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The single-player component of the game would have players step into the shoes of V, a nobody, in his quest to make a name for himself in Night City. There is not much information available about the multiplayer yet, however, people have been speculating that it would be similar to Grand Theft Online, the main moneymaker of Rockstar. As it would be released separately from the single-player in 2021, it is very likely that the delay is related to the integration of multiplayer into the game.

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This is the third major delays this year, as the Remake of Final Fantasy 7 and Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers were also delayed. Interested in more of our articles related to video games? Please check out this post for the top 10 best Cyberpunk games.