Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed five months to September 2020. While many hoped this would grant the studio a more relaxed release schedule, co-CEO Adam Kicinski says that developers will be expected to crunch to finish the game.
During a Q&A session after yesterday's announcement, Kicinski was asked whether the development team will be required to put in "crunch hours" over the next few months. In response, he said "to some degree, yes - to be honest. We try to limit crunch as much as possible, but it is the final stage. We try to be reasonable in this regard but yes. Unfortunately."
Kicinski was also asked about the reason for the delay. CDPR had already claimed that the game is in a completely playable state - and has been "for a couple of months" - but that "with the level of complexity, polishing is just a complex task. It's about the number of things we have to take care of rather than some fundamental problem."