It seemed impossible that Cyberpunk 2077 would add another delay to its resume, didn’t it? Although it appears that the marketing machine is functioning as effectively now (we hope it’s clear that the quotation marks indicate sarcasm) as it did last year, to the point that it appears that absurd promises are still a part of the company’s communication strategy.
Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed again
What do we mean by this? You may recall that earlier in September, the firm released a financial statement in which, as is often the case with such documents, not only figures for closed fiscal years are displayed but also projections for the future. Plans that, as we told you at the time, included the more than expected updates of the versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the new generation of consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, at the end of this same 2021.
As we stated at the time, it seemed preposterous to me to consider both editions simultaneously and with such a tight schedule, and we must consider all of the developer’s long-suffering staff’s time that they have spent trying to overcome the game’s numerous issues as they came out.
As a result, CD Projekt Red recently changed the release date for Cyberpunk 2077, pushing it back to the first quarter of 2022 and delaying The Witcher 3’s update until the second quarter. Only one aspect gives us hope, and it’s the final phase of the picture with the text, which reads “Sorry for the delay, but we want to do things correctly.”
That is certainly the case, although it may appear to be the opposite. We still can’t help but ask what they had in mind when, with the September financial statement out, they announced that Cyberpunk 2077 would be released this Christmas.
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 20, 2021
We don’t have to go far to find out what happens when impossible dates are compromised. We’ve seen it before with Cyberpunk 2077, a game that was released when it wasn’t finished and will continue to drag a large slab for years. What was the purpose of reverting an unrealistic date? It’s great news that they’re delaying, which suggests that they intend to get it right this time. However, it’s a delay on a date they announced, which demonstrates that their marketing culture still includes selling smoke and is even uglier.