Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Might Not Be Able to Keep Their Word Regarding Next-Gen Launch
Cyberpunk 2077’s release on today’s next-gen consoles is, apparently, not guaranteed. CD Projekt Red has just confirmed that they still have late 2021 as the launch target, but their decision to release the title on a rush seems to be the main reason why they decided to further delay the next-gen release.
CDPR’s SVP of Business Development Michal Nowakowski stated that they are taking their time with regards to the next-gen release of Cyberpunk 2077. “Keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development,” he said. “We cannot say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.”
Cyberpunk 2077 fans are well aware of the troubles that the game went through following its launch. Its buggy state was far too overwhelming that the devs decided to pull the title from the PlayStation store.
The devs have something similar to say regarding the upcoming The Witcher 3. CDPR has confirmed that they cannot fully promise that the launch for The Witcher 3 of next-gen consoles is not going to change, either. “But, for the time being, we definitely are aiming with both titles for late 2021,” he added. “I do not want to be more specific at this moment in time.”
Moreover, just over a third of the CDPR workforce has been assigned to work on Cyberpunk 2077’s next-gen versions—in addition to some support for the original game. “The next-gen version is an important step on our adventure in the Cyberpunk universe,” confirmed joint CEO Adam Kicinski. “We strongly believe in the long term potential of this IP. That is why we are currently working on the first expansion for the game—although I cannot say anything more about it at this point in time.”