Fans of CD Projekt and the cyberpunk aesthetic have long been waiting for more news about the upcoming sci-fi release, Cyberpunk 2077. And despite some whispers that the game was aiming for a release window later this year, a lot of people were suspicious about the state of the game’s development.
So Jason Schreier over at Kotaku started digging. And what he heard from various anonymous sources may upset some fans. In essence, multiple insiders at the studio working on the game say that it likely won’t be ready in time for a 2019 release. And while this isn’t explicitly confirmed, it does cast some shadows on the looming release of the hyped game. And it being confirmed that no hands-on demo of Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3 2019, things aren’t looking good for the title’s prospects.
So while these rumors did come from anonymous sources, I would say that Schreier has proven to be pretty reliable, so it might be true after all. CD Pojekt also has a bit of a rep around the games industry of being perfectionists to a degree. Though the studio has released some killer games, like those in The Witcher series, they definitely take a long time doing so. Adding in the ongoing struggle over crunch culture, and the commitment by CD Projekt not to push their team too hard, it seems unlikely that the game will rush to the finish line.
So whether or not this new game comes out in 2019 will continue to be up for debate, and fans are likely to be miffed about this whole thing, there’s no doubt that many will consider the title worth the wait.
Cyberpunk 2077 has no release date, but is planning to launch sometime in the future for PC, Xbox One and PS4.