The Daily Moot: Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed AgainNews Picks
1. Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again
Will Cyberpunk 2077 ever actually come out? For what feels like the hundredth time, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again. With more than a mere tinge of bolstering self-promotion, CD Projekt Red released a statement today explaining that “with such an abundance of content and complex systems interweaving with each other, we need to properly go through everything, balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs.” While gamers would, of course, prefer to have a polished and bug-free game, eager fans have now been more than 7 years since the first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 was unveiled. At any rate, the game will be missing its most recently planned September 17 release date and will now (maybe) come out on November 19.
2. Epic Freebies Another week of freebies from Epic Games is here, although there seems to be some minor issues with one of the titles. This week’s offerings were supposed to be both Pathway and The Escapists 2, but Epic Games has encountered an issue with The Escapists 2 and it now appears that the game will come at a later date. You can grab your free copy of Pathway directly from the Epic Games Store from now until June 25. As long as you claim your copy by June 25, it will stay in your library forever.
3. Sea of Thieves Haunted Shores A new update just hit Sea of Thieves, bringing plenty of new, spooky things to game. Most notably, the appropriately named Haunted Shores has introduced ghost ships to the game. Ghost ships are ethereal sailors and ships trapped between the worlds of the living and dead by the power Captain Flameheart. While you’re likely to encounter the ships on your normal voyages as they spawn randomly, you can also target them specifically via commissions from the Order of Souls. Check out the trailer for the Haunted Shores update below.
4. Steam Game Festival The Summer Edition of the Steam Game Festival is underway, offering free demos for hundreds of different games. The week-long event will also have plenty of activities such as livestreams and developer AMAs, with the festivities lasting until June 22. Some of the notable demos that are available include Something Ate My Alien, Haven, and Destroy All Humans, but with more than 900 demos available there’s probably a little something for everyone.
5. Square Enix on GeForce Now Square Enix games have now returned to Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud streaming service. Originally expected to be included along with the launch of GeForce Now, Square Enix was apparently unhappy with the terms of their agreement with Nvidia and decided to pull their games from the service at the last minute. Thankfully the dispute was short-lived as several of Square Enix's most popular series, such as Just Cause and Tomb Raider, can now be played on GeForce Now.