Originally set for a June 11 reveal, the Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire gameplay showcase has now been delayed two weeks to Thursday, June 25. In a Tweet sent out by developer CD Projekt RED, the decision was made to delay Night City Wire in order to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and highlight the killing of African American man George Floyd.
You can catch the tweet below:
We decided to move Night City Wire to Jun 25th. We still look forward to sharing new information about CP'77, but more important discussions are happening right now and we want them to be heard. We wholeheartedly stand against racism, intolerance and violence. Black Lives Matter.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 2, 2020
The confirmation that the Night City Wire delay would occur comes hot on the heels of previous news that Cyberpunk 2077 development has now reached its final stages.
Further afield, other industry pillars have also responded with their own delays in order to clear the air for conversation on matters of racism and intolerance. Most notably, Sony itself has delayed its much anticipated PlayStation 5 games showcase from June 4 to an unspecified date.
We would expect other developers, publishers and other industry players to follow suit. Stay tuned for more.
Source: CD Projekt RED via Twitter