Cyberpunk 2077 is undoubtedly one of the most awaited games of the current generation. Announced all the way back in May 2012, Polish developer CD Projekt Red’s first step into sci-fi genre is finally coming to reality this year. However, the release date has been pushed back multiple times, and the most recent postponement has resulted in one dev receiving death threats from the community.
CDPR has been renowned for their work on The Witcher trilogy, especially the overwhelmingly successful The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which has landed them massive reverence from the gaming community.
Cyberpunk 2077, their much-anticipated title featuring Hollywood icon Keanu Reeves, has been in the making for several years, with expectations to be one of the greatest AAA titles ever made. However, the release has been delayed for more than a year.
At E3 2019, the game was originally scheduled to launch 16 April 2020, which was first pushed back to 17th September and then it was final to hit the sales on 19th November, the same day PlayStation 5 will be getting a worldwide release.
CDPR Senior Game Designer receives death threats over Cyberpunk 2077 delay
After Cyberpunk 2077 had ‘gone gold’ (production of physical copies) recently, another last-minute delay of 21 days to 10th December has agitated a huge chunk of the fanbase and some of them even sending death threats.
Andrzej Zawadzki, Senior Game Designer at CDPR had tweeted out stating the threats he has been receiving and called it ‘unacceptable’.
I want to address one thing in regards of the @CyberpunkGame delay.
I understand you're feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it.
However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you.
— Andrzej Zawadzki (@ZawAndy) October 27, 2020
Zawadzki also shared some threats he has been receiving as texts, where the sender threatened him of ‘persecuting his family’ and even ‘burning him alive.’
This is one of the mildest messages some of us got. There were far, FAR worse. Every single one is being reported. We will not let it go through.
Do not treat it lightly. Do not ignore it. It is serious.
That said, I'm off TT for couple of days. Take care.#Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/Z80HHWADqU
— Andrzej Zawadzki (@ZawAndy) October 28, 2020
The latest delay was announced via an official statement from CDPR across social media platforms, where the stated, “it doesn’t mean we stop working on it and raising the quality bar. On the contrary, this is the time where many improvements are being made which will then be distributed via a Day 0 patch. This is the time period we undercalculated.”
We have important news to share with you pic.twitter.com/qZUaD6IwmM
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 27, 2020
Check out the Official Night City Tour Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 below, courtesy of IGN-