Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming action role-playing video game that was announced in 2012, based on the Cyberpunk series of tabletop role-playing games. The game is being developed by CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a dystopian futuristic world in which ultra-modern technology co-exists with a degenerated human society.
Developer(s) - CD Projekt RED
Director(s) - Mateusz Kanik
Engine - REDengine 3
Platform(s) - Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date(s) - TBA
Genre(s) - Action role-playing
Mode(s) - Single-player, multiplayer
Earlier this year the company famously stated that it didn't intend to show off the game until 2017 at the earliest. So why announce it, only to go dark?
"We released the Cyberpunk teaser trailer because we wanted to see how gamers felt about it," Iwinski explained. "We were super excited about the project internally, but what if it wasn't the right thing [for us]? But the response has been incredible. Now it's just up to us to deliver. We're hard at work on it."
Iwinski also had high praise for Bethesda's approach in revealing Fallout 4 to the world.
"We're impressed with Fallout 4's rollout. They came on stage and said 'It's here, it's real, and it's coming out on this date.' We're going to do something similar. We're going to wait [to reveal the game] until we can show off a very meaningful piece of it."
Iwinski remarked that Cyberpunk is a great opportunity to keep the studio's creative energy high.
"You can craft swords for 12 years, but you might get burnt out. People might want to leave and go work on something else. We're excited to switch to guns. We intended to keep [the team] energized with Cyberpunk. The core team is working The Witcher 3's expansions, but more and more people are moving over onto Cyberpunk."
Cyberpunk 2077, the next game from The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, is the biggest title the studio has ever made.
The sci-fi-flavoured RPG was originally announced back in 2012, but the Polish outlet has remained quiet on specificities of the project since.
Now it has been revealed that the title will be ever grander in scale than the third and final entry in the developer’s sprawling fantasy series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before,” visual effects artist Jose Teixeira told MCV. “Far, far bigger.
“We're really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter.”
The Witcher 3 became the fastest-selling game in the UK during 2015 upon its release back in May, but was overtaken by the launch of fellow open-world title Batman Arkham Knight one month later.
Teixeira continued by saying that The Witcher 3’s scope had helped the studio to refine its open-world formula for Cyberpunk 2077.
"The Witcher helped Cyberpunk quite a bit, because the game got so big and so complex that it really taught us,” he explained. “We really didn't know what was going to happen.
“If anything, working on The Witcher 3 was a really good and often brutal learning experience. Cyberpunk is going to benefit greatly from it. I can almost guarantee it.
"I have a lot of things that I want to change and do better the next time around, and I can guarantee that almost everyone in that studio has something that they go 'I did this this time, next time I can do it differently, I can do it better'.”
Unsurprisingly, Teixeira refused to give any clues regarding a potential release window for the title.
“The name of the game is Cyberpunk 2077, and we usually say the release date is 2077,” he joked.
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CD Projekt Red wants to publish Cyberpunk 2077 late 2016
CD Projekt Red wants to publish Cyberpunk 2077 at the end of 2016. This has been verified by a reliable source close to the Polish developer and Gamereactor Germany.
Officially there is still only talk regarding a PC release, but - and this is pure speculation on our part - it's likely that the game will be coming out on both PS4 and Xbox One.
The Witcher studio has been working on the sci-fi RPG based on the pen & paper universe of Mike Pondsmith since mid-2012, and with work on Wild Hunt coming to a close soon, expect development to pick up pace in the months ahead.
We reached out for CD Projekt for an official comment, but have yet to receive one.