In a developer update, CD Projekt Red explained how while the game is completed content and gameplay wise, they need extra time to “properly go through everything, balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs”.
“A huge world means a huge number of things to iron out and we will spend the additional time doing exactly that,” the statement reads.
An important development update pic.twitter.com/uFGrt9Tqpi— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020
“Our intention is to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will stay with you for years to come. In the end, we hope you understand why we did what we did.”
We can expect to see more from Cyberpunk 2077 however in the planned Night City Wire presentation on 25th June.
Cyberpunk 2077 was scheduled to release on 17th September, after being pushed back from its initial launch date in April 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 needs more time in the oven (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
While it's disappointing having to wait even longer for the title, it's perfectly understandable considering the size and scope promised in Cyberpunk 2077 - with their past pedigree on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt showing what they're capable of.
This new release date also potentially means it could be a launch title for next-gen platforms PS5 and Xbox Series X, if their ‘holiday 2020’ launch windows remain on track.
Cyberpunk 2077 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia on 19th November 2020.