Cyberpunk 2077 Reportedly Delayed Because It Doesn’t Run Well On PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Cyberpunk 2077 Reportedly Delayed Because It Doesn’t Run Well On PlayStation 4 And Xbox One
Credit: CD Projekt Red

Earlier this month CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077, which was originally supposed to come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in the spring, won’t be released until the fall, as the developers felt that they needed more time to play-test their newest IP.

Upon announcing its delay, CD Projekt Red gave some pretty standard, run of the mill reasons why the highly-anticipated open-world game’s release date is being pushed back, but according to Borys Niespielak, who is a Polish gaming insider, current generation consoles are the main reason why Cyberpunk 2077’s release date was moved to this fall.

While appearing on a popular Polish podcast, Niespielak said that Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t run well on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, with the latter console being the bigger issue. He didn’t say whether or not this was only in the case of the standard console versions, or if it also has issues on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X,

Also according to the Polish insider, CD Projekt Red had until January 2020 to resolve these issues, and if they weren’t resolved by then, the game would have to get a substantial delay. Of course, we know by now that Cyberpunk’s release date did get a substantial delay, thus meaning that, while unconfirmed by the devs, Niespielak’s reason for why it got delayed could be accurate.

It’s worth noting that the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 runs well, as the issues are reportedly with the current-gen consoles, and have nothing to do with the PC version.

CD Projekt Red’s last AAA release — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — had its fair share of issues when it was released on consoles and PC back in 2015, but thankfully, it didn’t take the devs long to patch them up. So, even though CDPR is taking a bit of extra time to polish their next AAA game, it’s still likely that it’ll have issues on day one as well.

On the heels of Cyberpunk 2077’s delay, the developers also revealed that, while a multiplayer version of the game is currently in the works, it won’t be released until 2022 at the earliest. Also, according to CDPR, their top priority is the current generation, as they’ve stated that their upcoming IP won’t be released for the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

Unless the game gets delayed again, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to be released for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 17.