Cyberpunk 2077 delayed yet again

On Oct. 27, it was announced by CD Projekt Red that “Cyberpunk 2077” would be delayed via Twitter, making this the third time the highly anticipated game has been delayed. The developers announced that the game would be released on Dec. 10, three weeks after the original release of Nov. 19.      

Obviously, this delay comes as very sad news to those who were excited to get their hands on the game. Honestly, I am saddened by this information as well, because I know the exciting feeling you get when you receive a new game. Whenever I get a new game, I immediately want to race back home so I can put the game into my console and start playing. 

I was excited to get the chance to play this game because of all of the promotional videos and trailers that I saw for it. Even if I wasn’t able to play the game, I would be excited to see other people play it. I would recommend the game if you like dystopian cyberpunk stories. If you weren’t already sold, maybe Keanu Reeves will sell you on the game. 

I was honestly quite surprised when I learned that he was going to be in this game as Johnny Silverhand. It reminds me of what “Far Cry 6” is doing by including Giancarlo Esposito.

While I am sad about the delay, I understand that it is necessary. One of the biggest challenges that the developers are facing right now is shipping the game on the current consoles, future consoles and PCs at the same time, which will require them to make and use nine test versions of the game. They need to do all of this while working from home, and since they’re developing the game to be available for new gen consoles, they need to make sure that everything works and runs smoothly. 

I just think that fans should have more sympathy for the developers. They’re working as hard as they possibly can to get this game in top shape. If they hadn’t taken an extra three weeks, fans would just cause an uproar over the state the game would have been in at its launch. The developers are only human and they can only do so much, so it’s better to not shame or put pressure on them. 

Things have gotten so bad that the developers behind the game have received death threats. Senior game designer Andrezj Zawadzki tweeted about the heinous actions of the fans.

“I want to address one thing in regards (to) the @CyberpunkGame delay,” he stated. “I understand you’re feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it. However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you.”

With all of that being said, I am very excited for Dec. 10. Even if I am not able to get the game, I might be able to watch someone else play it. It might not be as exciting as actually playing it myself, but at least I’ll be able to experience the game in a way.