CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 officially gone gold ahead before its November 19 release.
Going gold is the term given when the release version of a game is complete and is traditionally denoted by a disc on which the entire game can be played. Production of physical copies of Cyberpunk 2077 could begin with this version of the game.
This does not mean that development in Cyberpunk 2077 will be complete. Besides its paid expansions, free DLC, and multiplayer mode, almost all games now come with a Day One patch that provides more bug fixes for the release version of the game.
This extra work arguably meant that CD Projekt Red initiated mandatory weekend work for its employees after the company promised to avoid harsh conditions in Cyberpunk. Last week, studio chairman Adam Badowski responded to criticism about the movement by saying it was one of the toughest decisions he had to make but stated that Cyberpunk 2077 would be well-compensated for every extra hour the developers put in.
The release of Cyberpunk 2077 has come a long way, and the company has made it clear that it will reach its November 19 release date after seeing delays in January and June of this year.