They fear Cloud Strife :
I assume you are joking, but just in case you were not, Benji revealed day before yesterday when FF7 was delayed until 1 week before Cyberpunk, that Cyberpunk preorders were tracking well above FF7 Remake, even in a PS4 vs PS4 only contest.
In terms of sales impacts from the recent dates shifting— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) January 14, 2020
It potentially hurts FF7 Remake far more than Cyberpunk 2077. The 2 now release within 1 week of each other and Cyberpunk pre-orders far outpace FF7. Hopefully will be room for both but if one takes the hit it will be FF7R
Even directly comparing PS4 strictly, Cyberpunk is outpacing FF7, so yeah— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) January 14, 2020
The delay happened for one of 2 reasons, probably a mix of the 2:
- The game actually needs more time to be ready
- They decided at the last minute to make the game cross-gen, so they moved it closer to the launch window for PS5 and XSX so that they can release it on them a month or two after the current gen version releases.