With just a little over a month left until Night City opens up, Cyberpunk 2077 has gone gold. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, "going gold" means that development of the game is complete, and it is ready to be shipped for mass production on a disc. This means that all that's left is some more marketing, prepping post-launch patches, server-side tweaks to get ready for the big day and internal logistics.
Cyberpunk 2077 has gone gold! 📀
See you in Night City on November 19th! pic.twitter.com/s6U266Y1fp
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 5, 2020
The game has been under development for over the past seven years, having spent some time in pre-production before it was first revealed by CD Projekt Red back in 2013. While development of the game has finished ahead of the November 19 launch date, the devs are still working hard to ensure there are little to no bugs to worry about. CD Projekt Red was always vocal about focusing on released games being as polished as possible, preferring a solid launch instead of having to fix things up with day-one patches.
Just last week, the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 announced a crunch leading up to the release date to ensure there were no more release delays, despite vowing not to do so a year ago. It is safe to say that CD Projekt Red has kept their word in that the launch would not slip any further, and their hard work has paid off. Hopefully the development team will be suitably compensated.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on November 19, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The next-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, can expect the game next year. However, the current-gen Cyberpunk 2077 can be played on the new consoles right on release.
While there is a little over a month left until it comes out, feel free to check out a recent leak that shows the full map of the Night City.