So, we already knew that Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed from its initial release date in April to a much later 17 September 2020.
This was implemented to allow the CD Projekt dev team to add the finishing touches to the game - touches that will elevate it the incredibly high standards that they set themselves.
However, the reality that video game developers are now facing during the outbreak of COVID-19 will be detrimental to projects releasing in the near future.
Continue reading below for the full story.
Delay After Delay
NOBODY IS SAFE: Even Ellie can't get away this time
The sheer number of games, tournaments, events and expos that have been cancelled due to the spread of the virus is bordering uncountable.
While we're trying to keep our heads up over here, it's getting hard to ignore the idea that virtually all upcoming releases will be impacted by Coronavirus - in one way or another.
This extends to Cyberpunk 2077 and beyond, as with most technicians being forced to work from remote locations, the overall cohesiveness of dev teams will take a hit.
NIGHT CITY: It could be a while before we get to play Cyberpunk 2077
What we are saying is - do not be surprised if you are hit with another Cyberpunk 2077 delay sometime soon.
For that matter, a whole host of upcoming games and consoles will be impacted.
Although Sony has addressed how they will be tackling the Coronavirus situation, we would be truly amazed if the PS5 made it's 'Holiday 2020' release window (considering all of the disruptions at hand).
However, it's not all doom and gloom.
What all any of this really means is that we will be seeing more games appearing as PS5 exclusives.
Check out the highlights of the list below, as it could be growing pretty soon!
God of War 2
The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning remake of the God of War series could be upon us sooner than expected.
KRATOS – Will we see the return of the God of War this year?
It has been 2 years since the release of the remake/reboot (God of War 4) and we have seen nothing from the developers, Santa Monica Studio.
If we receive any leaks, hints or teases in February, it is likely we still won’t see a release until 2021.
After a great release for the first Marvel’s Spider-Man, our Spidey Sense is telling us it is very likely we will see some news from PlayStation and Insomniac Games.
SELFIE – Do you want to see the return of Spider-Man?
We are unsure whether the next game will be a direct sequel to the first.
We may see an origin story to Spider-Man (again) as we entered peter Parker’s Spider-Man career after the events of becoming the hero we know and love.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Horizon Zero Dawn released in early 2017 and quickly became a fan favourite for PS4 owners.
ON THE HORIZON – The long-awaited sequel could be here soon!
With its immersive graphics, story and wildlife, it is still a game I recommend you pick up if you haven’t already.
We have high hopes for the sequel and have our fingers crossed for news coming soon.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo has been a large part of racing games over the last two decades.
FAST AND THE CAUTIOUS – Do you have the NEED for…
This could be teased at the PS5 reveal but will most likely be announced at a later date if the rumours are true.