Saturday Morning Gaming: Cyberpunk. Delayed. Again.
Yeah, back in January, I said that I was pleased to hear that Cyberpunk got delayed.
Well… it’s been delayed again.
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— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 27, 2020
Back in January, the rumor was that the problem had to do with the PS4 and XBox One. The new consoles could play the game just fine, it was said. It was the older ones that couldn’t handle it. This struck me as unlikely to be true because, hey, when was the game announced (like, the first teaser trailer)? 2013. When did the XBox One get released? 2013. When did the PS4 get released? 2013! They’ve had the specs for these boxes the entire time! So I dismissed the rumor.
I shouldn’t have. It looks like there’s going to be one heck of a Day One Patch that will make the game playable on the old consoles. They’ve gone gold, the game is getting burned and packaged and wrapped in cellophane and then put in boxes for delivery. It’s just that, apparently, the game doesn’t work on the consoles that everybody has.
The PS5 isn’t released until November 11th/12th (and if you didn’t pre-order it, don’t expect to be able to just waltz into Best Buy and get one… they’re expecting PS2-level shortages).
So the games will be released on December 10th (knock wood) and, one hopes, this is the last delay required before making the game work… because quite a few folks don’t have the computers capable of playing it (and, even if they did, the video cards capable of doing the heavy lifting are constantly out of stock), the consoles that will be able to play the game will have shortages, and the versions for the current console will need a patch that will be goodness only knows how big.
Ah, 2020. You’ve touched Cyberpunk 2077 as well.
So… what are you playing?
(Featured image is “‘I’ve been sitting, waiting, wishing’ – Day Seventeen” by Nathan O’Nions and is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0)