Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September 17, 2020

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  1. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    CD Projekt RED has announced on Twitter that the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back to September 17 from its initial April 16 release window. More playtesting of the game is needed to ensure the massive game world has as few issues as possible, according to the message.



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  2. filip

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    Ain't that some bull shit. Wtf did I upgrade my pc for?
     
  3. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    Right around the time new consoles come out...


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    Scared by Doom Eternal

    teehee
     
  5. Reaperkk

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    Bummer, itll be released when itll be released I guess. I have a huge backlog to play in the meantime.
     
  6. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    Better question: Why did you decide to upgrade your PC 4-5 months (or longer) prior to the game even coming out? A lot can change in the tech landscape in that amount of time.
     
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  7. filip

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    Mb died had a 2500k and a r9270
     
  8. Geforcepat

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    Oh my, What a surprise. I did not even see that coming. This is the biggest shock to hit the gaming world in decades!
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    #skyisblue #noonebelived1streleasedate #dontdoubtme
     
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  9. Darunion

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    Unfinished game releases = angry people. Game delayed to finish properly = angry people.

    Fun tidbit: Dates established by upper management suck and are based on nothing, maybe at best based on how long the last game took.
     
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    Not a huge shock. Feels like most huge titles like this end up receiving a delay or two. At least it isn't that massive of a delay.
     
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    Is that user who likes to defend Star Citizen by comparing it to Cyberpunk still around? He's going to have fun with this...
     
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    Hopefully have 3080 Ti out by then!
     
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    I'm completely fine with this, as I was with Doom being delayed.

    I want to play something as polished as it can be, not a buggy/possibly unstable mess. Kudos for them wanting to get it right the first time, wish more devs took this approach...
     
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    According to that release, it's a 5 month delay strictly for playtesting.

    My hunch: it's a 5 month delay strictly for pre-launch Ampere testing.
     
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    Was just about to post the same. Neither CDPR nor nVidia can afford this to run badly with RTX on, especially on the new cards.
     
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  16. Armenius

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    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 was another big title that also got delayed.
    Would not surprise me if this is lined up with the next big graphic card launch to drive sales of both.
     
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    Heh, it's release date is in the title :)
     
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    That's absurd. Unless NVidia is paying them millions of dollars, they aren't going to do that much specific GPU testing.
     
  19. Armenius

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    Who said it was CDPR doing the testing? ;)
     
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    Bummer, but as long as it means a better game than that's fine. More time for FF7R at least.
     
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    Derangel [H]ard as it Gets

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    No one is going to delay a game that long for video card testing. That is an utterly absurd theory.
     
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    Noooooooooo, been looking forward to this for so long. But I'm all for getting a polished, complete product. As said above, hopefully new GPUs are out by then also.

    Will give me more time to spend with Doom: Eternal and The Last Of Us Part 2 so I guess there's some silver lining there.
     
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    As much as I want to play this, I have a huge backlog of great games I have yet to even touch. I can wait.
     
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    Well, I was mostly joking with my post but only mostly. If I were to be more serious, I'd wager that there's a 2-3 month delay on the game side and 2-3 month on the hardware side. Yes, Nvidia probably would pay them a handful of millions to delay launch if they had to. Realistically, the two companies very likely signed a partnership to make this a launch title, and that contract would cover things like what happens if either side is delayed.

    Additionally, if a big component to the marketing and launch campaign is to heavily leverage the excitement of stunning new graphics, then that kind of has to happen when the best hardware is available otherwise there won't be much shock and awe. Look at what happened with BFV: by the time the "real" graphics had launched, nobody cared since most people had already stopped playing the game. Maybe if the real graphics had launched with the game, more people would have stuck around long enough to see other core features (like battle royale) launch as well.
     
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    I'd wager HW has ZERO to do with it.

    Which is as it should be. This is all about fine testing and polishing the insane amount of game content: Quests, and side quests galore if Witcher 3 is anything to go by.
     
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    This is the most anticipated PC launch of the last 5 years.

    Nvidia has paid more for less.
     
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    Hmmm, could this end up being a Star Citizen situation or is it just a legitimate delay? ;)
     
  28. KazeoHin

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    It's CDPR, they have a pretty awesome track record.
     
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    The insane conspiracy theories people come up with....
     
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    First it was TLOU2, then this. WTH will I play?
     
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    DOOM Eternal?
     
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    To me they have a 0% track record, but I'm still hopeful, this is a completely different game.
     
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    Unlikely, I was bored to tears by Doom 2016
     
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    now they are going to implement gameworks.
     
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    Eh, the move from right before summer to right before winter isn't a big deal to me. 90% of my gaming happens during the winter.
     
  37. Grimlaking

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    Lol I'm fine with this. While I want the game the delay can mean more quality at the time of release. Go for it I say!
     
  38. jiminator

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    LOL Release early = bitching about being unpaid beta testers
     
  39. M76

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    No,I just like different things than you do. Shocking, right?
     
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    Woo! I'll have time for Animal Crossing and Doom Eternal!
     
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