We know you were a little let down when you heard that Cyberpunk 2077 was delated again, this time until December 10th. At the time, we didn’t know why the game was being delayed yet again with exception to some basic and somewhat generic excuses. Fast forward today, and a new CD Project Red investor’s call has shed some light on the situation, and the fault seems to be on current-gen consoles.
During this investor’s call, CPR CEO, Adam Kicinski pointed the finger at the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which goes along with what was said in most recent delay announcement where the “complexities of simultaneously developing and testing nine versions of the game” was a big part of the hold up.
“We underestimated the time required for the very final processes. The game is ready for the PC and runs great on the next-gen consoles, and could be shipped on the scheduled date on those platforms. However, even though the game has been certified on the current gens by both Sony and Microsoft, some very final optimization processes for such a massive and complex game require a bit of additional time.”
So, as it seems Cyberpink 2077 is, in fact ready for the Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC. This was confirmed yet again during a Q&A session later in the call where Kicinski said, “we have the game ready on PC,” and it apparently “runs great” on next-gen consoles.
“The game is ready for the PC and runs great on the next-gen consoles, and could be shipped on the scheduled date on those platforms. However, even though the game has been certified on the current gens by both Sony and Microsoft, some very final optimization processes for such a massive and complex game require a bit of additional time.”
At the same time CPR’s VP of Business Development, Michal Nowakowski, said something that hinted problems for current-gen consoles might run deeper than we’ve been led to believe. He said that there isn’t a “specific problem” with current-gen consoles just that there is “optimization to be handled” and later said that “the polish is need to fix all the bugs and quality issues that we’re still facing.”
As for Cyberpunk 2077’s December 10 release date, you might not want to hold your breath quite yet, as Kicinski’s comments in regard to the new launch date didn’t exactly sound promising. He said the release date is “firm. We feel – maybe not comfortable but confident.” When Nowakowski was asked if Cyberpunk 2088 would be out on December 10th, his response was “That’s more of less what I’m saying, I guess – yes.”
So, assume what you must with those words, but here at Addicted to Play, we’re still not 100-percent sure that we’ll see it on December 10th. But, it’s only five weeks away, so I guess we’ll find out soon enough, right?