One of, if not the most hyped game of the year, Cyberpunk 2077, has officially been delayed for the third time. This time, the delay sets it back another 21 days for a new “release date” of December 10th, 2020.

In CDPR’s release, they explain the reasons for the delay stemmed from their multi-platform release schedule as well as working on a day-0 patch. They elaborate by saying that they have to prepare and test 9 versions of Cyberpunk 2077 prior to release which wouldn’t have been complete before November 19th, seemingly due to the constraints of working from home, which is understandable.

“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 and test nine versions of it,”

With that being said, I guess they should have taken all of that into consideration before openly confirmed that “no more delays are happening” back in October when they officially went “gold”.

However, CDPR also elaborates on that in their release by mentioning that although a game has “gone gold” it doesn’t mean work stops and people sit around waiting for release.

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 will then be distributed via a Day 0 patch.

I’m not personally too upset over the delay (I never preorder). I mean, it sucks but that’s life. But, I know a lot of people are going to be very, very upset over this. Especially anyone that might have requested their vacation time around the Cyberpunk 2077 release date.

Due to the extreme hype built around this release date, it’s not going to shock me if it quickly becomes one of the most refunded preorders to date.