Not all that long ago, the spring of 2020 seemed like a golden age of wonders. We complained there would betoo manygamesWatch Dogs Legion,Dying Light 2,Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2,Baldurs Gate III, and the crown jewelCyberpunk 2077.
Now uh...maybe none of them will release in the spring. Most were already delayed or simply absent, i.e. we havent heard word ofBaldurs Gate IIIsince the Google Stadia event announcing it last June. But today CD Projekt announcedCyberpunk 2077is delayed to September 17, where it will joinWatch Dogs LegionandBloodlines 2.
From CD Projekts statement:
We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but theres still work to be done. Night City is massivefull of stories, content, and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing, and polishing. We wantCyberpunk 2077to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.
That all seems perfectly reasonable, and yknow, cue that Miyamoto quote about delayed games. Weve been through this a hundred times, and I certainly didnt expectCyberpunk 2077to release without at least one blown release date. On the other hand, IhopedApril was locked in, because suddenly the spring is looking pretty damn barrenand the back half of the yearpacked. With new consoles due to arrive in November, havingBloodlines 2,Watch Dogs,Cyberpunk, and maybe more as an appetizer feels like both an embarrassment of riches and absolutely exhausting.
But hey,Doom Eternalis still releasing in March. Small miracles.