CD Projekt Red — the polish dev behind the esteemed Witcher series — has offered up new details about its long-in-development title Cyberpunk 2077, stating that the futuristic game will remain on the shelf as the studio focuses all resources on the release of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
Speaking to GameSpot, Projekt Red’s Michal Platkow-Gilewski has unveiled the reason as to why development went quiet on 2077, all the while allaying any fears that the game had been cancelled in the nascent stages.
“The first rule of Cyberpunk 2077 is that we don’t talk about Cyberpunk 2077,” he said jokingly.
“On a more serious note, in short, communication-wise, we are now focusing entirely on The Witcher: Wild Hunt. Everyone is working crazy hard to give gamers around the world an RPG to remember. Worry not, Cyberpunk 2077 is OK, its time will come,” he added.
First revealed back in 2012, not much is known about Cyberpunk 2077. Outside of some concept art and the studio’s general approach to the material at hand, we’ve yet to see any gameplay footage hitherto. From what we gather, the nebulous title takes place in the year 2077, a dark time when advanced technologies and artificial intelligence have grown beyond their means, threatening the very existence of humanity.
Even though we don’t know much about it, it’s still reassuring to note that CD Projekt Red remain committed to the project, though we shouldn’t expect it to make an appearance any time soon; especially considering the gargantuan scale of Wild Hunt. Currently, it’s understood that the studio plan to release Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and we’re holding out hope that we’ll learn more about it after the release of The Witcher III.
Following a pair of delays, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is due to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 19, 2015.