Cyberpunk 2077: Will it live up to the hype?

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With all the buzz surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, can one of this year’s most anticipated video games possibly live up to the hype?

The Cyberpunk franchise has come a long way since its inception in 1988. What started out as a late 80s RPG tabletop game has now manifested into a game franchise that rivals the same amount of anticipation as a new release of Grand Theft Auto.

With that being said, it came as no surprise that when the aforementioned Cyberpunk 2077 got delayed, gamers weren’t happy. Add the fact that this marked the third time the game’s release was pushed back this year makes matters that much worse.

According to an article via Game Informer, the reason for the delay was due to the fact that the developers see a detrimental difference in quality between the current and next-gen versions of the video game. While not everyone on the team agreed with the decision to postpone the release of Cyberpunk 2077 yet again and it’s been reported that 90 percent of the team hadn’t been informed of the change until the day it was reported. The fact still remains that Cyberpunk 2077 has now been pushed back to December 10.

One advantage that some less touted about video games have over the more established ones is there’s usually not a huge amount of pressure to live up to a certain standard. With Cyberpunk 2077 being compared to blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto, Halo, and Call of Duty, that clearly isn’t that case here.

Cyberpunk 2077 is now scheduled for release on December 10, 2020, for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Stadia, Series X, and Series S. With a new date set for the game to hit the shelves and fans eager to play the new Cyberpunk, will it live to fan’s expectations, or will end up being a disappointment? Only time will tell.