While games are getting delayed left right and centre thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, CD Projekt Red has insisted that Cyberpunk 2077 is still on-track for its September release. Like every other project on the planet, the game’s production has suffered some setbacks thanks to the global lockdown, but the company has found ways to keep everything to schedule – thanks to a Day One patch.
During a recent investor call, CD Projekt Red’s SVP of business development, Michal Nowakowski, has promised gamers that development is going mostly as planned. A Day One patch is to be implemented on release to fix some issues caused by the lockdown, specifically, with voice acting.
He said in a statement: “There are some difficulties with the localization process, specifically with recording some of the actors. Most of the studios are closed down right now, at least for the time being.
“However, we have managed to record the vast majority of the voice-overs, but there are always some last pick-up sessions, and we’re not very worried about that because that’s something we can record even later and add in the form of a digital patch, so by the moment the customers will actually buy the game in September they would just download a file which would add the missing pieces of recordings, but that process has been hampered a little bit.”
As for a potential release day, he reiterated that the game has been submitted for ratings worldwide, adding: “We’re definitely not planning to move our dates because someone else is going to land in the window.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is due to launch September 17, 2020, after being pushed from its original release date of April. It will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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