Cyberpunk 2077 has finally reached a big production milestone, with CD Projekt Red announcing the game has gond gold. The studio marked this event on their Twitter, alongside a promotional image showing Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Silverhand, holding a gold Cyberpunk disc.
“Gone gold” is an industry term that describes finalizing and certifying the game code that get pressed onto retail discs. This typically happens right before a game’s release date, allowing for production time but also signifying the work on the base game is completed. However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t more work to be done. Games today usually come with a day-one patch that fixes bugs or adds quality-of-life improvements. Since Cyberpunk 2077 is now gold, the probability of it being delayed is rather low.
CD Projekt Red hasn’t given any specifics of what the day-one patch will include, but those will likely be revealed closer to launch. Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing on November 19th to PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game won’t be native to the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or PlayStation 5, but will be coming at some point to these consoles as free upgrades. The studio hasn’t given a release timeframe for those versions.