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The prequel to Cyberpunk 2077, the Cyberpunk Red tabletop RPG, is delayed

R. Talsorian Games says is currently targeting ‘summer’s end’

A heavily modified Edgerunner, his eyes glowing with blue LEDs, readies his gun. In the background a heavily armed AV-4 — an airborne gunship from the world of Cyberpunk Red — patrols the streets of Night City. Image: Anselm Zielonka/R. Talsorian Games

In January, fans learned that Cyberpunk 2077 would be delayed by five months to Sept. 17. Now comes word that the tabletop role-playing game, titled Cyberpunk Red, will also be delayed by at least a few months. The announcement was made in an official blog post by developer and publisher R. Talsorian Games.

“We’ll just come right out and say it,” said R. Talsorian in its post. “The TRPG industry got punched in the gut by the pandemic and there’s just no way we can release in June without compromising quality. We’re currently looking at summer’s end for a release but until the world calms down and things stop fluctuating, our crystal ball is full of fog.”

R. Talsorian, led by games industry veteran Mike Pondsmith, originally created the Cyberpunk universe in the 1980s. CD Projekt licensed that game world nearly a decade ago, and has worked with Pondsmith and his team to incorporate that lore into their video game. The collaboration worked both ways, however. That makes Cyberpunk Red the prequel to Cyberpunk 2077. A starter kit was released last year in August, but the complete system was expected to be out by June.

Meanwhile, R. Talsorian’s partners at Monster Fight Club have begun to pump out a complete line of plastic miniatures. You can get a set of five to match the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit for $30 plus shipping. The line also includes dozens of additional single miniatures — even one modeled after Pondsmith himself.

Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit

  • $50

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit is the official starter kit for the Cyberpunk Red tabletop role-playing game. Published by R. Talsorian Games in cooperation with CD Projekt Red, it contains all the lore needed to prepare you for Cyberpunk 2077.

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