CD Projekt Red has postponed Cyberpunk 2077 yet again. It moved the release date back another two long months, from September 17th to November 19th. The retro-futuristic RPG is ready in terms of gameplay and content, but the studio suggests it needs a bit of extra time to make sure all of Cyberpunk 2077's intricate systems work harmoniously, squish a ton of bugs and balance the mechanics. CD Projekt Red previously delayed the game from April 16th to September for not-dissimilar reasons. While the new date might be frustrating for those who are eager to play it, you won't have to wait too much longer to find out more about what's in store.
You'd think that CD Projekt Red would have locked in Gwent's mechanics with an expected launch just months away, but not so -- if anything, it's ready to toss out what many are already taking for granted. The developer has unveiled a revamp (nicknamed Gwent Homecoming) that could shake up fundamental aspects of the game. The initiative will push for both a "complete overhaul of the visual experience" (including a tone more consistent with The Witcher) and, more importantly, key changes to gameplay. The studio notes that rows don't have much of an effect on your game, and is considering not only giving cards a "preferred" row with perks, but cutting one of the rows entirely (at least in part to emphasize visuals). There are promises of a new leveling system, a tweaked ranked mode, a change to the Create system to emphasize skill over the luck of randomly generated cards and an overall emphasis on "core gamers."
It's a sad news day for fans of CD Projekt RED's "Gwent: The Witcher Card Game." The Polish developer has apparently delayed the release of the game's first story-driven, single-player campaign. Instead of launching it this year, the company has pushed back its release date to 2018. CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski announced the game's delay on Wednesday via the official "Gwent" website. According to Iwinski, they decided to move the release date of the campaign because they are going to implement changes to the game's roadmap.
CD Projekt Red has delayed Cyberpunk 2077 once again. The studio has moved the game's release date by 21 days, from November 19th to December 10th. The delay affects all versions of the title. "Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies," the studio said on Twitter. CD Projekt says the delay is due to the challenge of launching the title on what amounts to nine different platforms while everyone on the team works from home.
You'll have to wait until the second half of March for the next big Cyberpunk 2077 patch, CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter today. The developer cites its recent ransomware hack as the major culprit -- it initially planned to launch the 1.2 patch in February. While I'm sure the news disappoints plenty of gamers, this issue is outside of the studio's control. Dealing with the fallout of a massive hack is tough enough, doing so while trying to fix one of the biggest creative failures in gaming history seems downright impossible without forcing developers to crunch even further. The studio says you can look forward to "numerous overall quality improvements and fixes" when the 1.2 patch arrives.