Cyberpunk 2077 Said to Launch in November According to Retail Site, But It’s Likely Untrue
A new release date for Cyberpunk 2077 has made its way online, but the date in question seems to be completely false.
Earlier today, we reported on a release date listing for Sony’s upcoming The Last of Us Part II that appeared on a European retailer’s website. While the date in question seemed to be potentially legitimate, we came to the conclusion that it was probably not the real date for a few reasons.
On this same retail website though, another release date listing for the highly-anticipated RPG Cyberpunk 2077 has also been found. According to Pro Gaming Shop, Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release later this year on November 28, 2019, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The biggest issue with this release date in question is that it falls on a Thursday, a day of the week that almost never sees new games arrive (except for those landing digitally on the Switch eShop). What likely sinks this date’s plausibility even further though is that November 28 in the United States is Thanksgiving Day. To have a game of this magnitude release on a holiday that typically sees most businesses closed (at least for part of the day) in a major market is almost certainly not going to happen.
While releasing on this day would ensure that Cyberpunk 2077 would be out by Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States, the game could still release at any other time in the weeks before to still make it to market by this date.
Plus, we still don’t even know if Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to arrive in 2019 as no release window has yet to be given. Even though CD Projekt Red has said it will have a lot to show of the title at E3 2019 this summer, that doesn’t mean it will necessarily release in the fall. That said, I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility that the game could launch this year, even though 2020 does seem to be the more likely window.
At the end of all of this hullabaloo today, I think it’s safe to say this: you probably shouldn’t trust Pro Gaming Shop as a reliable provider of release date information. While there’s a very outside chance that they could be privy to some information that we aren’t, these release dates for both Cybepunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II seem to be more of guesses than anything that’s actually accurate.
Hopefully, we’ll learn more about the official launch window for Cyberpunk 2077 here in the coming months as we near E3.