We could be waiting a few more years for Cyberpunk 2077

midian182

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In addition to the cinematic trailer shown off at the event, there was a behind-closed-doors, hands-off demo of Cyberpunk 2077. The response from those who witnessed it has been overwhelmingly positive, with some calling it the best E3 demo in years. So, why hasn’t the company released any footage to the public? According to CEO Adam Kiciński, because it’s still in a pre-alpha state.

Bankier.pl reports that when Kiciński was asked if the game is still in Alpha, he replied: “No, earlier. Therefore, we show the game behind closed doors – this is not the final quality yet.”

“This is the most polished part of the game we have now, prepared in some sense to show it to people outside the company,” said CD Projekt chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz.

As it proved with The Witcher 3, the studio isn’t one for releasing a game until it’s completely happy with the end product—even if that means delaying scheduled release dates. If Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 will be worth the wait.

While an exact launch time is still unclear, analysts have predicted late 2019 or early 2020. As VG247 noted, original Cyberpunk creator Mike Pond told YouTuber YongYea at E3: "I waited 30 years to get this. It was worth it. You guys can wait a few more years."

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Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
I'd still love to see the footage from E3 behind the closed doors though, Even if it's rough around the edges.
 

Cal Jeffrey

TS Evangelist
Staff member
See this is why I love CDPR. They don't give two you-know-whats about when they release their games and they don't have a publisher breathing down their necks to get it done. That's why on release CDPR games are hands above any other triple-A titles in terms of quality.

"It'll be ready when it's ready."

Me? I'll be patiently waiting for pre-orders to start. I don't pre-order often, but CDPR has proven themselves reliable in my book.
 

TomSEA

TechSpot Chancellor
When I see media releases like this (especially little to no game footage), jacking up all sorts of expectations, with no timeline or game specifics, all I can think of are game disasters like Evolve, Dakitana and even E.T. way back in the Atari days.
 
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NahNood

TS Addict
See this is why I love CDPR. They don't give two you-know-whats about when they release their games and they don't have a publisher breathing down their necks to get it done. That's why on release CDPR games are hands above any other triple-A titles in terms of quality.

"It'll be ready when it's ready."

Me? I'll be patiently waiting for pre-orders to start. I don't pre-order often, but CDPR has proven themselves reliable in my book.
Well that's super trusting and nice of you. lol
 

Evernessince

TS Evangelist
When I see media releases like this (especially little to no game footage), jacking up all sorts of expectations, with no timeline or game specifics, all I can think of are game disasters like Evolve, Dakitana and even E.T. way back in the Atari days.
The only reason they are doing the gameplay behind doors this time is because last time people complained the graphics were downgraded. The witcher 3 turned out to be a smash hit anyways.

If you blame anyone for this, blame the internet.
 

ghostf1re

TS Guru
I just hope it doesn't turn into another Star Citizen. Basically a game that never actually gets released.