CD Projekt RED Will Reveal Their Cyberpunk IP Prior to the Stage Show
CD Projekt RED co-founder Adam Kiciński attended the company’s 2017 financial presentation to discuss, well, finances. The studio witnessed another stellar financial year, thanks to The Witcher. However, attendees were eager to learn more about the studio’s current project, Cyberpunk 2077.
While Kiciński said it was neither the time or the place to discuss CDPR’s highly-anticipated IP, he did eventually surrender some information. He stated that he could not announce the game, and when pressed further, he said: “I cannot announce the announcement.” All speculation pointed to an E3 2018 announcement for Cyberpunk 2077, but then Kiciński confirmed the announcement would come “before the show.”
Afterward, someone pointed to analyst projections about the game releasing for current and next-gen consoles. As you may or may not remember from a previous slide, the game was being designed for both.
“Well, the next generation hasn’t been announced yet, so we can only speculate,” said Kiciński. “Technology-wise, Cyberpunk is very advanced. Our technology is ready to interface with future generations. The game is designed in such a way that it can use future—very powerful equipment, but I cannot tell you more beyond that today since no future generation of consoles has been announced so far.”
In the next question about Cyberpunk, Kiciński was asked whether there would be a multiplayer mode and whether different player classes and nationalities would be present.
“Well, it will be possible to put together your character, and they will range throughout various classes. As for multiplayer – First of all, we’re going to deliver players a huge, story-driven, role-playing game for a single player as was the case for Witcher 3. As for a [multiplayer] extension of the game, I don’t like to comment on that, but I’m not saying it’s not going to be the case. We already said in the past, we want our future projects to integrate online components at some point in the future.”
And, of course, someone asked whether multiplayer for Cyberpunk 2077 would include a Battle Royale mode.
“Actually, we’re considering everything and anything. But as of today, we’re not discussing Cyberpunk yet,” said Kiciński.
Look forward to CD Projekt RED’s announcement of Cyberpunk 2077 prior to E3. More updates are on the way.