A source close to CD Projekt RED suggests that the developer wants to release Cyberpunk 2077 in late 2016 and that the game will let players modify weapons.

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most hotly anticipated games out there and yet it is also one of the games that players know the least about. All that people know about the CD Projekt Red-developed game at this point is what can be gleaned from a teaser trailer that was released in early 2013. Since then, Cyberpunk 2077 has been on the back burner while CD Projekt focused on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but despite playing second fiddle to the fantasy RPG, a new report suggests that the developer is now looking to release Cyberpunk 2077 in late 2016.

The report comes from German publication Gamereactor, which claims to have spoken to a source close to the Polish studio. The source tells the publication that CD Projekt RED is looking to release Cyberpunk 2077 by the end of 2016, though this clashes with CD Projekt RED’s own statement that it wouldn’t talk about the game until 2017. Moreover, Gamereactor‘s source adds that, although Cyberpunk 2077 is still only officially in the works for the PC platform, it will most likely come to PS4 and Xbox One as well.

Other details from the report include the fact that, like The Witcher 3, the game will feature a “non-linear, adult story,” with a player character “who has grown up on the road and want [sic] to free themselves from this misery.” And it’s not just the characters in the game who will have augmentations either, as the report says that weapons and items can also be assembled and “extensively” modified.

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If the source is to be believed, then that leaves CD Projekt RED just one year to complete development on Cyberpunk 2077, which could be a serious task given that the game is larger than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Not only that, but the developer previously confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will feature some kind of multiplayer component. While it’s unclear whether that’s something as small as a points system and a leaderboard or as hefty as team deathmatch with dedicated servers, the developer will need to get a move on if that feature is to be in place.

Throwing that information in to doubt, however, is the fact that work on The Witcher 3 has not yet completed. Although CD Projekt RED has said that most of the team is working on Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3‘s second expansion, Blood and Wine, is set to be released early next year. With the developer not yet able to put its full force behind Cyberpunk 2077, that 2016 release date looks tentative at best.

Are you still excited for Cyberpunk 2077 despite the long wait? Or are you happy to wait for the game for as long as it takes? Leave a comment and let us know.

Source: Gamereactor