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Gamers are going to have to wait a little longer to venture into Cyberpunk 2077‘s neon-lit Night City. In a tweet today, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk is being delayed and has a new release date of September 17, 2020. And a million gamers cried out in anguish.

Chasing perfection

“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done.” CD Projekt Red wrote. “Night City is massive — full of stories, content, and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”

When CD Projekt Red started off by letting us know that it had some important news regarding the release date, I was ready for a delay of a few weeks. But then CD Projekt dropped the September date. Oof. However, it’s better if the end product is polished as much as possible. The game has already been in development for so long that we can stand to wait a little longer.

We’ve seen a big increase in media for Cyberpunk 2077 over the last year or so. Keanu Reeves showed up out of the blue to reveal his role as Johnny Silverhand, and we got the first big look at the game with a trailer and gameplay video. It’s crazy to think that that big, 50-minute gameplay video was released almost a year and a half ago. It’s exciting to think about how the game will look and play come September. That will mark over two years since the gameplay video.

CD Projekt tells us to expect more updates on progress as we draw closer to the new September release date.

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