CD Projekt RED announced Cyberpunk 2077 in May 2012 and dropped a teaser trailer eight months later in 2013, giving fans a glimpse of the far-out graphics and futuristic environment they’ll get to experience when the game is ready to be released into the wild.
Fast forward eight years later and after several delays, no doubt due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing devs to work from home and the stresses of crunch culture, we’re finally going to roam around Night City with the roguishly breathtaking Keanu Reeves.
While waiting eight years for a game can be painful, other games have come out to medicate our impatience. Here are some of the awesome games that came out between Cyberpunk 2077’s announcement and now.
Announcement and Launch of Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts fans were hungry for more of Sora’s adventures across the Disney universe with Donald and Goofy since Kingdom Hearts II, and after giving us one spin-off game after another, Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2013.
However, Kingdom Hearts III took five-and-a-half years to be polished into a semi-realistic game, which released on Jan. 29, 2019.
Unlike Cyberpunk 2077, the game did not experience any delays, but it only seemed that way because Square Enix used Unreal Engine 4 in lieu of their trusty in-house engine.
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