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Cyberpunk 2077 Still on Track for September Release Date Even With CD Projekt Red Working from Home

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  • Posted on 12th Nov, 2022 03:40 AM
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Despite being working from home due to COVID-19, CD Projeckt Red is still planning to release Cyberpunk 2077 in September, as planned.

p>As of 4 PM UTC on March 16th of 2020, CD Projekt Red has announced via its official Twitter page that its upcoming, open world role-playing shooter Cyberpunk 2077 is currently still set to release in September as planned. This announcement comes after news that, due to COVID-19, popularly termed the Coronavirus, employees of CD Projeckt Red would be working on Cyberpunk 2077 from home.

The post informed fans that, while adjusting to working remotely for an indeterminate amount of time is certainly a challenge, the team doesn't believe that Cyberpunk's production will falter because of it. This comes at a time when many companies of multiple industries are announcing delays in their own projects due to COVID-19.

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In the world of television, production on Stranger ThingsThe Walking Dead, and The Witcher has all stopped, being only a few massive names among multiple dozens of delayed programs. On the silver screen, large upcoming movies like A Quiet Place 2Fast 9, and No Time to Die have all had their releases delayed due to audiences staying away from theaters. In the gaming industry, large conferences like E3 and GDC have been cancelled along with a multitude of tournaments and other gatherings. In addition, there's widespread speculation as to whether the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released on time.

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Cyberpunk 2077 in particular has already been delayed once. The game, which was originally scheduled for April 16th of 2020, was delayed around five months to its current release date of September 17th. Ideally, this release date will be able to remain in place, though, like CD Projekt Red stated over Twitter, what's most important right now is the health of the developer's employees.

Hopefully, this will extend to emotional and mental health of CD Project Red's employees as well. During the development of The Witcher 3, the CD Project Red earned somewhat of an infamous reputation surrounding crunch time, with the developer itself admitting that the conditions during the late stages of the game's creation could have been more "humane." While CD Project Red seems to be attempting to improve itself in this regard, the complications of working from home risk worsening crunch.

It's still early in Cyberpunk 2077's development remotely, so the release date could still very well change. For now, gamers can only wait and see if this will be the case.

Cyberpunk 2077 is slated for release on September 17th, 2020 on GeForce Now, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One, with an Xbox Series X version also in development.

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