CD Projekt Red still hasn’t shared when it expects to release its ambitious new game, Cyberpunk 2077, but earlier this week the developer did offer an update on its progress. Apparently the RPG is shaping up nicely, but the studio is eager to hold off on a full reveal until there’s plenty worth showing.
“Right now it’s the end of talking about Cyberpunk until we can go out there and show stuff and say, ‘Hey, here it is,’ because that’s how we do games,” said Marcin Iwinski, the co-founder of CD Projekt Red. It seems that the studio has learned from previous releases.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced in 2013, but a series of delays meant that it only saw release in 2015. Conversely, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was announced in June 2016, and was playable via its closed beta just four months later.
CD Projekt Red seems to value the idea of unveiling a game shortly ahead of its release, rather than having to maintain hype levels for a number of years. While we’ve known about Cyberpunk 2077 for quite some time, we’ve only seen a handful of concept art and a CG trailer, so there’s no risk of fan backlash to changes that might come about over the course of the development process.
“When we show it, we should show it and explain it,” said Iwinski. “So I’m going to have people not read anything about Cyberpunk probably for the next… time, whatever the time will be.” In short, don’t expect to hear more about the game until CD Projekt Red feels ready to share.
Cyberpunk 2077 is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.