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Zawadzki and his team have reportedly received a number of death threats following the further postponement of Cyberpunk 2077 – the third so far, from November 19 to December 10. The design lead has since denounced the threats, calling them out for being “unacceptable”.
“I understand you’re feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it”, he wrote. “However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you.”
Check out his tweet below.
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
Reception towards the game’s delay has largely been mixed, with some fans expressing their support and understanding. Meanwhile others have cancelled their pre-orders of the game and have slammed the studio for not living up to their previous promise of no more delays.
Check out a number of the tweets below.
Completely understandable, looking forward to December 10th!! Its been a long wait, 3 weeks longer isnt much longer for what is looking to be the best game of the decade! #Cyberpunk2077 #gameoftheyear #CDProjektRED https://t.co/2t3stVAHoF
— Jerrybanjo (@Jerrybanjo77) October 27, 2020
just refunded the purchase. There is no point in buying a game from a dev who cannot keep their promise.
When we were kids, we've learnt a valuable lesson from THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF story.
I don't think I'll ever buy another game from this studio.
— crumb (@LilBlazeyVert) October 27, 2020
CD Projekt RED explained that the delay was due to “shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time”, which forced the team to test nine different versions of the game. This resulted in a three-week delay to “make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly”.
Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. The game will also be playable on the PS5, Xbox Series X and Series S through backwards compatibility, although a full next-gen version is expected to released in the future.