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Cyberpunk 2077 fans furious after game is delayed for the fourth time

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:21 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 21:39

by Brent Koepp

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Cyberpunk 2077 fans were left furious after developer CD Projekt Red delayed the anticipated title into December. The move sparked backlash on social media from players angry that the game’s release had been moved for the fourth time.

By all accounts, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated titles of all time. First announced back in 2012, the title was set to launch alongside PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in November.

However on October 27, CD Projekt Red shocked fans when they delayed the game by three weeks.  The move sparked fury online from players fed up with the game’s erratic release schedule.

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CD Projekt Red
The anticipated title was delayed for a fourth time this year.

Cyberpunk 2077 community outraged over another delay

Cyberpunk was initially set to release in April 2020 before being moved to September, then November, and now December. In a statement posted on Twitter, the Polish developer stated that they were struggling to release the title on multiple platforms.

“The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test 9 versions of it,” the announcement read.

The team also went on to explain why they had told players that the game had gone “gold” earlier in the month, while still needing more time. According to the creators, they could get a lot done in the extra 21 days.

While players have been accepting of previous delays, this latest move sparked backlash from those who were critical of the studio for announcing dates they can’t meet. One tweet in particular went viral that showed CD Projekt Red telling a fan on October 26 that the game was absolutely coming out on time – a day before they announced the delay.

To add salt to the wound, the user had actually booked the day off from work. Luckily for them though, the fan updated followers hours later and said their boss gave them their day back after showing them the tweet by the Polish developer.

Other fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations over the delay messing up their plans. One user exclaimed, “Lmao what a joke. It was understandable the first couple of times…but you said last time would 100% be the release date.” Another player said, “I understand the decision, but a lot of us I’m sure asked for time off on our jobs to be able to play this game.”

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Some people are not happy.

Some were so frustrated by the delays, they outright canceled their pre-orders. “Cancelling my pre order now. 4th time this game has been pushed back. All my hype has been killed.” Another Cyberpunk fan agreed, and posted, “Just refunded the purchase. There is no point in buying a game from a dev who cannot keep their promise.”

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Some players are even refunding their preorders.

Due to the challenges that can be faced during a game’s development, it’s extremely common for titles to get delayed. Because of its complexity, it can be hard to pin down a concrete release date as problems can arise at any moment.

However, it’s fairly unusual for a major title to be announced as having gone “gold” only for it to get delayed. And while many fans understand delays make game’s better, four in a single year has become too much for some.

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G2, OG, Vitality winners at BLAST Premier Fall 2020: results & brackets

Published: 31/Oct/2020 17:05 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 13:48

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 brackets

Group A

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

Group B

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

Group C

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule & scores

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi 2 – 0 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses 1 – 2 OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final Na’Vi 0 – 2 OG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 NiP 2 – 0 Evil Geniuses 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final Na’Vi 2 – 1 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final OG 2 – 1 Na’Vi 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality 2 – 1 Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG 2 – 1 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final Vitality 2-0 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 Complexity 2-0 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final Complexity 0 – 2 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final Vitality 2 – 1 BIG 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis 2 – 1 MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA 0 – 2 G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final Astralis 2 – 1 G2 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 MIBR 2 – 1 FURIA 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final G2 2 – 1 MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final Astralis 0 – 2 G2 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm