CD Projekt Discusses Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date, 3rd Party Publishing

| Nov 2, 2016

After CD Projekt RED’s phenomenal success with The Witcher 3, the Polish developer has turned to developing their brand new RPG title: Cyberpunk 2077. Rumours about the game’s development have already surfaced this past year alone, with one grant from the publisher suggesting the game is moving towards some form of a living open-world setting and seamless multiplayer. Information still remains scarce on Cyberpunk 2077, but a brand new Q&A post answered in Polish provides some insight.

Translated over at NeoGAF, the post confirms that there still is another unannounced major RPG coming from CD Projekt RED. The largest development team is working on Cyberpunk 2077 at the moment, and it’s the first of the two RPGs that are coming out between 2016-2021. This means that it’s particularly likely that Cyberpunk 2077 will launch in the first half of that year range, quite possibly landing by 2018 or 2019. The unannounced game would obviously come later.

The post also reveals that CD Projekt isn’t interested in games that CD Projekt RED hasn’t produced, preferring to self-publish games that they can personally vouch meet the standards they demand. In other words, don’t expect CD Projekt to publish anything they haven’t developed any time soon, their development cycle is more or less set up to 2021.

There was also an interesting statement made about the possibility of CD Projekt games coming to Nintendo Switch. In particular, CD Projekt noted that they would send out a press release if The Witcher 3 or Gwent landed on the console. Which means that a Nintendo Switch release could happen, and that CD Projekt isn’t necessarily going to reject the idea, but there’s nothing official to speculate on as of yet.

To some extent, CD Projekt’s response raises more questions than it answers. With an unannounced game on the way, there’s no telling what could follow Cyberpunk 2077. As the 2016-2021 window continues to push on, expect more news once Q1 of 2017 starts.

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