CD Projekt Red Talks About Generation Gap For Cyberpunk 2077
Despite the delays for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has claimed that a next generation release for the title isn’t a focus for them. While the game is already playable, the delay is apparently strictly to fix the bugs and other issues that have come up during quality assurance testing. President and CEO at CD Projekt Red, Adam Kiciński said during a Q&A that none of their plans for hardware releases have changed and that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a crowning achievement for the current generation. The release of their futuristic RPG was pushed back until September, when gamers can get Cyberpunk on Xbox One, Stadia, PC and PS4.
When asked if the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 being pushed back until September was related to a next-generation release, Adam Kiciński said, “We are going with the same plan. As we said, our games are always designed for strong machines. We are thinking about the next generation, but for now we are focused on the current generation and the plan is still valid.” The plan he’s speaking of is to release on the current generation hardware, with a possibility of optimizing it later for the next-gen hardware. The studio has already claimed that they’re ready for next-gen by pushing current-gen to its limits.
Adam Kiciński confirmed during a different conversation that, “as of right now, Cyberpunk is heading for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC. Nothing has changed in regard to those plans.” This statement seems to have omitted the Stadia release, so it’s possible the CD Projekt Red executive is omitting more. We’re really wondering what the studio is thinking about for next-gen if this delay isn’t related to a Cyberpunk release on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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