CDPR Puts Rumors About Current-Gen to Bed

CDPR Stated Curent-Gen Hardware Isn’t to Blame for Cyberpunk Delay

Despite the fact that some gamers think Cyberpunk 2077 had been delayed because of the limits of current-gen hardware, CDPR has stated on their forums that this isn’t the case. Developer Benzenzimmern continues to insist that the game is being built with current-gen hardware in mind and not the PS5 or Xbox Series X. Benzenzimmern said that optimizing content for each platform is part of the final stretch of game development and that less is working as planned than CD Projekt Red expected. Cyberpunk 2077 will release for Google Stadia, PS4, PC and Xbox One on September 17th.


Part of the influence for CDPR making a statement on their forums came from God of War director Cory Balrog who tweeted, “EVERY game runs badly until you optimize for the hardware in the final push before gold.” He also explained how the decision to delay a game is strategic and thought out and isn’t about just flipping a switch. Although some gamers are expecting to see Cyberpunk 2077 on next-gen hardware, it apparently has no bearing on the release of the game on this generation. 

“Cory Barlog hit the nail on the head,” CDPR said on the forums. “Of course we’re optimizing for the Xbox One, and for the Playstation, and for the PC, because that’s what you do in the last stretches of game development. While the game is made, lots of things are unoptimized, because they’re all in flux, changing, and still not finished. So simple answers like ‘they delayed the game because of X’ might make for a good rumor, but don’t hold a lot of truth. There’s always many reasons. Among them, and I can speak for myself, simply fixing bugs, so the game is as polished as possible. No hidden agendas, just working on making the game better.”

Were you bummed by the release of Cyberpunk 2077 being pushed back until September? Are delays worth it if the game is made better during that time? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Gaming Bolt