Although the game is content-complete, CD Projekt Red delayed Cybpunk 2077 to November this year for bug-fixing. The developer held a call with investors regarding the delay, and during the 45-minute presentation, the studio confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer is also delayed, while the company spoke about the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X editions as well and how they will be free for existing players.
Cyberpunk 2077’s expansions and multiplayer modes are going to be delayed proportionally with the game release. “When it comes to multiplayer, similarly to the expansions, its launch is going to be propotionally delayed as well. Although multiplayer is a bit more distant anyway,” the company said.
On the subject of Cyberpunk 2077’s PS5 and Xbox Series X editions, the company said that the game will be playable on those consoles at launch with a next-gen patch that adds some improvements based on the horsepower of those consoles. “It will look better on next-generation consoles,” the company said. However, a “more robust update” will come later. This new game will be free for everyone who bought Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 or Xbox One. The full details on the upgrade scheme, however, have not been announced.
Another unknown is when exactly the new versions of Cyberpunk 2077 for PS5 and Xbox Series X will release. Management said on the call that they are unsure and undecided right now. It could be 2021, but it might not, the company said, adding that it never had an internal planned date for the new versions.
Also during the call, CD Projekt Red’s CEO Adam Kicinski said he’s very sure that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be delayed again. “We truly believe this will be the final date. Any decision like this costs us trust. We try to be as reasonable as possible to make a final decision,” he said.
CD Projekt Red also explained during the call that it’s not worried about competitive issues with Cyberpunk 2077’s delay to November. Management pointed out that the year’s biggest games are often released before then, so Cyberpunk 2077 will have room to breathe.
With Cyberpunk 2077 now scheduled to drop on November 19, be sure to check out our detailed Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order guide to learn about the various editions and bonuses available. And though the special Xbox One X may be sold out, there are several other Cyberpunk 2077-themed accessories still up for purchase.
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