The release of Cyberpunk 2077 is in the starting blocks. While many of you are still waiting for the game to arrive, some buyers have already received your copy. CD Projekt RED asks, however, not to publish any video material yet. How is that received by the community?
Cyberpunk 2077: a long journey is over
It took around eight years to develop and fine-tune Cyberpunk 2077 and the release is now imminent. When you look back, it was an exciting journey.
The preproduction of Cyberpunk 2077 started shortly after the completion of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine and the team at that time consisted of just about fifty employees. Gradually, however, this became larger, so were at the end more developers involved in the action RPG than in The Witcher 3.
The game was postponed a few times because CD Projekt RED was not yet satisfied with the result, but now the first players are already holding their copy in their hands.
Cyberpunk 2077: Developer warns players
Those who have already received their copy of the game don't have to wait until the official release on December 10th to get started. CD Projekt RED warns the players but before showing image and video material beforehand:
"The release is getting closer and closer, and there is a chance some of you may have a copy before it is released. It doesn't matter how difficult it is for us to achieve that, but we want all players around the world to have the same – spoiler-free – experience when the game launches.
We ask you NOT to stream / let's play or post any other content before December 9th at 12 noon. We'll send MAX-TAC on anyone who doesn't stick to it (you know, the guys who take down the videos). After this date, we would be happy if you stream like there's no tomorrow.
It's 2020, who knows, maybe there isn't one. "
This is how the community reacts
Were you scared when you saw the writing on this typical yellow background? Was your first thought "Postponed again ?!". Well, you're not the only ones. As can be seen from the comments, have many get a fright and already feared the worst. But don't worry, the date is December 10th, 2020.
"I saw that yellow message again and almost had a heart attack."
"With that yellow background, I almost got a heart attack."
But how else does the community react to the warning from CD Projekt RED? Some can understand the developer very well and agree with this decision – but others don't like it at all.
"Well done folks! I want to be able to get into this game as spoiler-free as possible! I was honestly concerned that I would have to avoid Twitter for a day or two before the game comes out. I feel better now. I thank you all. See you on the 10th!"
"Pretty lame. When I was a kid and couldn't have a game when it came out but it was so hyped, I waited until midnight and watched others play. It was so much fun. A lot of people will be sad. I understand both of them, but asking politely and taking down are two different things."
"Disgusting. I expected better things from CDPR than attacking content creators this way."
What is your opinion about this? Do you think that's a good thing to stay as spoiler-free as possible, or have you been looking forward to one or the other stream? Or did you plan to stream yourself? Visit us on Facebook and write us in the comments.