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[Update]: CDPR has now released a brand new and rather exciting gameplay preview for Cyberpunk 2077.

If you were looking forward to playing Cyberpunk 2077 when it finally arrives this September, I'm afraid I have some bad news. Due to the pandemic that has slowed down pretty much everything across the globe, Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed until November 19th in order to ensure everything is as polished as it can possibly be.

"Those of you who are familiar with the way we make games know that we won't ship something which is not ready," reads the brief update. "And despite we think it's the right decision for the game, we'd still like to apologize for making you wait longer. Our intention is to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will stay with you for years to come. In the end, we hope you understand why we did what we did."

"At the time we are writing these words, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise. The quests, the custcenes, the skills and items; all the adventures Night City has to offer - it's all there. But with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need to properly go through everything, balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs. A huge world means a huge number of things to iron out and we will spend the additional time doing exactly that."

If memory serves me right, this would be the third time Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed right as it started approaching its release date. On one hand I fully understand and respect the developers for being willing to take the additional time in order to make sure everything works correctly, but on the other hand I have to question what is even the point of announcing release dates if it's not a surefire thing? Why not simply wait until everything is mostly done and ready to launch, and only then announce the release date for everyone to go crazy over?

My little musings aside, you can keep an eye on Cyberpunk 2077's progress moving forward over at the official website. And just for good measure, I'll leave you with one of the earlier cinematic trailers. Enjoy!