There's no secret to the high ambitions developer CD Projekt Red has for its upcoming release, Cyberpunk 2077. Since the game's announcement back in 2013, fans have been left to wonder how complex of an experience it will be. At the very least, many got a better idea about its tone when Cyberpunk 2077 was finally shown off during Microsoft's E3 2018 Press Conference. While the news showed signs of substantial progress on the project, it seems as if CD Projekt Red has no intentions on rushing the game out prematurely.
In a recent developer documentary for CD Projekt Red on PlayStation's YouTube channel, the video ends with a brief statement that reiterates Cyberpunk 2077 is "Coming: When It's Ready". The team has already compared its development approach and expectations to some of the most popular games to release in the past few years, indicating the studio is setting a high bar of quality.
From an internal perspective, Cyberpunk 2077 is intended to allow players to take on quests deemed as complex as those found in 2015's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. On the topic of "polish" and visuals, CD Projekt Red has drawn on the success of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 as the benchmark in quality for inspiration. Given those high standards the development team hopes Cyberpunk 2077 is able to achieve, a prolonged development schedule appears to be the clear approach.
Between hints from the likes of the game's publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive, and a possible release date leak from this past Valentine's Day, it's unlikely anyone will get the chance to roam the streets of Night City in 2019. Even then, fans and press are still excited for what the final version of Cyberpunk 2077 will look and feel like.
This past summer, CD Projekt Red released what was originally a behind-closed-doors 48-minute gameplay demo for Cyberpunk 2077. In the footage, the public was finally given a look at some of the finer details of gunplay, exploration, and customization options players should look forward to when the game eventually releases.
While the timeline for a set release date is likely a ways off, CD Projekt Red has confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 will return to E3 this year. Given the reception of the trailer which capped off Microsoft's Conference last year, there is a strong chance the game will be returning to the big Xbox showcase. And although CD Projekt Red has stated previously it is aiming to release Cyberpunk 2077 on current generation hardware, there is always the possibility of it coming out for next-gen systems.
Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but does not have an official release date yet.
Source: PlayStation - YouTube