CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make its April launch.

In a statement released Thursday, studio head Adam Badowski and co-founder Marcin Iwinski announced that the game’s release date has been pushed back from April 16 to Sept. 17 of this year.

“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done,” the statement read. “Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing, and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our own crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”

Coming off the massive success of 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red has had no problem generating buzz for its latest project in the past couple of years, especially after its E3 2019 showing. While the delay may sting a bit now, the likelihood is that fans ultimately won’t mind the longer wait in the end — a benefit of the Polish studio having a reputation for delivering on ambitious and detailed open worlds.

And, if it’s a silver lining, April’s release schedule just got a bit more breathing room now that Final Fantasy VII Remake is also set to release in the middle of the month.

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Nick is a junior staff writer at GAW who loves hockey and a good RPG. The first game he played was Ice Hockey on a hand-me-down NES, and having grown up with the PS1, he knows the first three Crash Bandicoot games like the back of his hand and can recite every track from PaRappa the Rapper on the spot if you ask him to. Along with writing for GAW, Nick also works on the sports desk at the Philadelphia Inquirer. If he isn't on skates in his free time, he's probably trying to cycle through several 60-plus hour games at once.