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Crushing News May Be On The Way For Cyberpunk 2077 Fans

A rumor started on Twitter suggests that Cyberpunk 2077 may yet again be delayed, this time until 2021.

Tiffany Treadmore Inc. — whose profile bio reads: "Nintendo and Hot Video Games leaks from a mysterious group of strangers" — posted on Twitter a vague suggestion that the studio might not release Cyberpunk 2077 until next year, stating that they "heard unhappy things." While some followers dismissed the rumor, others were begging for more detailed information, but none was forthcoming.

The day after the mysterious post was published, Tiffany Treadmore Inc. followed up their original statement. "I guess CDPR updated their profile yesterday to double down on December 10 after the rumor we heard went kind of nuts on a couple sites," they said. "Still not convinced. Hearing bad stuff internally that there will likely be another delay till January 2021." However, the official Twitter profiles for both CD Projekt RED and Cyberpunk 2077 have nothing on their profiles which lists the Dec. 10 release for the game — so perhaps they were removed following the rumor? Does this confirm Tiffany Treadmore's suspicions?

This is completely unconfirmed, of course, but fans who have been eagerly awaiting the sci-fi dystopian action game are likely feeling very anxious right about now. The game has been delayed three times already, with an initial release date set in April, then moved to September, then November, and now December. The company has suffered some serious backlash over the delays, including the developers receiving death threats.

If the rumor of another delay is true, it could be another troubling sign for CD Projekt RED. The company's stock has dropped 25% since the end of August, according to GamesIndustry.biz. On top of that, the pre-order sales for Cyberpunk 2077 are lower than the studio had hoped, and the reports of a mandatory crunch had its workers bending over backwards to get things done.

Whether or not the delays will ultimately affect Cyberpunk 2077's eventual release (whenever that may be) remains to be seen. The studio saw huge success with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, in spite of also having multiple delays, and it has sold over 28 million copies — not to mention being met with rave reviews and named Game of the Year in 2015. But whether CD Projekt RED can overcome the hurdles it has encountered so far this year will only be determined once Cyberpunk 2077 sees the light of day, and whether that day happens in 2020 or 2021.