CD Projekt Red has announced that the release of the next generation of Cyberpunk 2077 is not guaranteed this year.
The developers of Cyberpunk 2077 can no longer guarantee the release of the next generation role-playing game this year.
In the most recent conference call on results for the first half of 2021 (transcribed by VGCMichel Novakowski, the company’s senior vice president of business development, cited “the lessons we learned last year” as one of the reasons why the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S is losing its mark this year.
The developers spent a lot of time improving the role-playing game and providing it with patches. Nowakowski appears to be indicating on Wednesday that CD Projekt is taking that into account when planning the release schedule for the new generation game.
“The goal is to release the next generation of Cyberpunk 2077 by the end of the year,” he said. “At the same time, given the lessons we’ve learned over the past year, and given the fact that the project is still in development, we can’t say with complete confidence that the production schedule will not change.”
Then the director pointed to the new general console port of Witcher 3, which is due to appear later this year, and said the company could not provide any guarantees for that either.
“With The Witcher 3, the situation is a little different as it’s primarily handled by an outside team, which is Saber Interactive, the company we’ve worked with on Switch and on updates in the past.”
“As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release the game by the end of 2021. However, the development process is still ongoing and we cannot say with absolute certainty that the release schedule will not change.”
“But at this point in time, we’re definitely targeting both titles for the end of 2021, and I don’t want to be more specific at this point.”