Cyberpunk 2077 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games of 2020. Expectations for the open-world sci-fi title are high, owing in part to the reputation of the team behind the game. CD Projekt RED has earned itself undeniable acclaim for its work on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. So fans will be quite disappointed to learn that its next game’s release has been pushed back, and by quite a bit.

The Polish studio broke the news earlier today on Twitter – Cyberpunk 2077 is now penned in for a September 17, 2020 release, which is five months later than the previously announced April window. This is the second time the game has been delayed, with its release date having been set to .

As to why the decision to delay was made, the developer says the game is essentially complete, but given the size of its world and the many stories it tells, more time is needed to iron out the kinks and add polish.

“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done,” the announcement reads. “Night City is massive – full 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 want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”

Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t the only game to have been delayed this week. Marvel’s Avengers won’t be making its original May 15 release date either. Developer Crystal Dynamics announced earlier this week that the game will now be released on September 4, 2020 for reasons similar to those provided by CD Projekt RED – the studio wishes to spend more time “fine tuning and polishing the game.”

Square Enix too is taking an extra month to fine tune its upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, with the game’s release having been pushed back to April 20, 2020.

While three major titles having been delayed in the space of one week is bound to upset a few fans, if it means elimination of launch-day issues, that’s something many of us can get behind.

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