Developers will release Cyberpunk 2077 later this year, reports claim. That means it will not compete in The Game Awards 2020. However, the team is requesting the people not to give them death threats.
Since its release, December 10th is the fourth formal launch date for the game. Game developers delayed the release three times so far. The new pause may cost CD Projekt RED a lot more, considering all the detrimental consequences on the Game’s audience.
Why the postponement?
Geoff Keighley, the producer and presenter of The Game Awards, said Cyberpunk 2077 won’t earn a trophy this year. Developers decided to unveil the game only one day before the ceremony. Hence, developers won’t have enough time to test and evaluate the game.
CD Projekt RED explained that they need further testing and polishing time for the simultaneous launch of the game.
It seems, though, that the jammed November release schedule for the forthcoming games may be another major explanation for moving Cyberpunk 2077 back to December.
This year already seems difficult and demanding for the members. They already had big titles such as Visions, Animal Crossing New Horizons, The Last of Us Part 2, Crusader Kings 3, Wasteland 3, and Microsoft Flight Simulator, Hades, and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Therefore, the lack of presence is definitely a gain and a consolation for other rivals to have further chances of earning trophies at The Game Awards 2020.
Eating Death Threats for Breakfast?
Following the most recent setback, the game developers working on Cyberpunk 2077 received death threats. They are requesting people to stop sending such messages.
Andrzej Zawadzki, senior designer, took to Twitter to share his frustrations at the disgusting reaction of a handful of fans.
However, many of the replies to his tweet made matters worse.
“I changed around my life for this game and my finances for this game,” one fan argued. “Please be more responsible when it is, or at least was, this close to release,” the fan added.
The fan wailing about changing his life is, probably, referring to taking time off work to play as soon as it’s released. Many are sure to have accomplished things since supporters expected Cyberpunk 2077 developers to release the Game in Europe on the same day as the PlayStation 5.
On top of it, game development has slowed because of the coronavirus pandemic, causing workers to operate from home for several months.
Game Awards 2020 Event
The Game Awards will only be held digitally this year without Cyberpunk 2077. Unlike last year, but Geoff Keighley and his team are doing their hardest to deliver a new online showcase that you haven’t seen before. The program will broadcast in three separate locations worldwide, although we don’t know what it entails.
On December 11th, the Game Awards 2020 will be streamed, although each sector’s nominations will be unveiled earlier than that.