Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September

Just going to have to wait a little longer, samurai.

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Keanu Reeves' big performance for 2020 has been pushed back several months. 

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The highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077 needs a little more time in the futuristic oven. Developer CD Projekt Red tweeted Thursday that the title won't be ready by its original April 16 release date and is instead scheduled to come out Sept. 17. 

"We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there's still work to be done," the company said. "Night City is massive -- full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing the launch will give us precious months we need to make the game perfect." 

In a teleconference Thursday, CD Projekt Red also said the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer will be delayed to 2021. It's being worked on in parallel with the main game. 

Cyberpunk 2077 is an adaption of the tabletop series Cyberpunk 2020. The game has been in development for several years and had its biggest moment at the most recent E3  gaming conference when it was revealed that Keanu Reeves would play the part of Johnny Silverhand in the game.  

Already in 2020, two other games have received a delay. FF7 Remake was originally set for release in March but was pushed back to April. Marvel's Avengers also fell back a few months from a May release to September. 

Originally published Jan. 16.
Update Jan. 17: Adds multiplayer delay info.

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