Today (October 5), the developer announced that the game has gone gold, which means that Cyberpunk 2077 is ready to be pressed onto disks and for mass distribution. This also likely means that there will be no further delays to the game, which has been pushed back several times throughout the year.
The game is expected to hit PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 19. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles will also support the game through backwards compatibility, with a next-gen patch scheduled for next year.
Check out the developer’s announcement below:
Cyberpunk 2077 has gone gold! 📀
See you in Night City on November 19th! pic.twitter.com/s6U266Y1fpAdvertisement
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 5, 2020
The news of Cyberpunk 2077 going gold follows a report that CD Projekt RED employees are had entered six weeks of mandatory overtime. According to a leaked email, the team were told by Studio boss Adam Badowski that it will be required to complete its “typical amount of work and one day of the weekend”.
Badowski later defended this choice in a publicly shared statement. He stated that it was “one of the hardest decisions” he has ever had to make, and revealed that “the majority of the team understands that push”. In order to compensate staff, he later stated that “10 per cent of the annual profit [the] company generates in 2020 will be split directly among the team”.
Last month (September), more features were provided for Cyberpunk 2077 in a new Night City Wire presentation. The stream focused on the game’s setting and the various gangs players will be able to ally with throughout the story.