Ever since Cyberpunk 2077 was announced in 2012, there’s been a slow release of information on the game. An initial release date was set for 16 April 2020 at E3 2019. That date has now been pushed back twice. This page covers all the details of the Cyberpunk 2077 release date.
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date – Updated: 27 October – New Release Date 10 December
CD Projekt has pushed Cyberpunk2077 back 21 days and will now release on 10 December. The game will be released for all platforms on 10 December 2020.
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Official December 10 Delay Announcement
Today we have decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 19th.
Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies.
The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare to and test 9 versions of it (Xbox One/X, compatibility on Xbox Series S|X, PS4.Pro, compatibility on PS5, PC, Stadia)… while working from home. Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next0-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do.
Some of you might also be wondering what these words mean in light us saying we achieved gold master some time ago. Passing certification, or ‘going gold’, means the game is ready, can be completed, and has all content in it. But it doesn’t mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which can then be distributed via a day 0 patch. This is the time period we under calculated.
We feel we have an amazing game on our hands and are willing to make every decision, even the hardest ones, if it ultimately leads to you getting a video game you’ll fall in love with.
Adam Badowski & Marcin Iwinski.
Update: 18 June – New Release Date set for November
Cyberpunk 2077 has now been pushed back to November 2020 to allow more time for bug testing.
Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we won’t ship something which is not ready. “Ready when it’s done” is not just a phrase we say because it sounds right, it’s something we live be even when we know we’ll take the heat for it. At the same time, we are fully aware that making such a decision costs us your trust, and trading trust for additional time is one of the hardest decisions a game developer can make. And despite we think it’s the right decision for the game, we’d still like to apologise for making you wait longer. 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.
At the time we are writing these words, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both in content and gameplay-wise. The quests, the cutscenes, the skins, and items; all the adventures Night City has to offer – it’s all there. But with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need 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.
This week, journalists from all over the world are starting to independently play the game. We are eager (and quite stressed) to hear their opinions, as well as see your reactions when they publish their previews right after we air Night City Wire on 25 June. We hope this will satisfy some of your hunger for the game as we work to polish it for the November release.
Marcin Iwinski – Co-founder
Adam Badowski – Head of Studio
At the start of January 2020, CD Projekt decided to reschedule the release date delaying the game. The new release date, which is likely now set in stone, is 17 September 2020.
The new date was confirmed on Twitter in an announcement on 16 January 2020.