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We could be waiting a few more years for Cyberpunk 2077

By midian182 · 8 replies
Jun 28, 2018
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  1. 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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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

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

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Posts: 1,769   +428

    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.
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,715   +2,514

    So very tired of media being hyped years before release. The end product never meets anyone's expectations.
    captaincranky likes this.
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    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.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
  6. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 394   +59

    This game sounds like it will be worth the wait. I am cautiously optimistic.
  7. NahNood

    NahNood TS Addict Posts: 121   +64

    Well that's super trusting and nice of you. lol
  8. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,002   +3,486

    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.
  9. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Guru Posts: 414   +265

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

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