This week during a financial presentation, CD Projekt Red touched on a few points related to Cyberpunk 2077.
They reiterated that Cyberpunk 2077 will not have microtransactions, will have a class-based character structure, and that even though single player is the focus, multiplayer could potentially be added later.
What got me wondering was the next part.
CDPR said that Cyberpunk 2077 is very advanced and it’s “ready to interface with future generations.” They also said it would span multiple platform generations of home consoles even though next gen consoles haven’t been announced yet.
(For the full news article on Game Informer, please head here.)
Prior to this information, it had been rumored that Cyberpunk 2077 would make an appearance at E3 2018. It would seem that’s still on track but, based on the information above, I feel like we won’t be seeing this title released for a long while. Before I was thinking we might see it in 2019, now I feel like it could be as far out as 2020 or further.
It also got me thinking about whatever the next generation of consoles might be. Sure we will eventually get the PS5 and the Xbox Hydraflop, but we haven’t even heard rumblings along those lines. And if we haven’t gotten close to an announcement, we are even further off from a launch. When I start thinking about that, I think it could be as long as 2021 or even 2022 before we might see Cyberpunk 2077 on next gen consoles.
Then again, CDPR could just as easily blow us all away and announce a far sooner release date, then port the game to next gen when the time comes.
Whatever they choose, I back their play. I couldn’t trust a developer more then CDPR.
The idea of this game makes me daydream in a way other games do not. I mean, sure, I’m incredibly excited for Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, and sure, I’m excited for Red Dead Redemption 2, but between the pedigree of CDPR and the Cyberpunk possibilities, I just sit there and think, WOW.
SO MUCH WOW.
I still remember when I brought home The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from faux midnight release. I remember opening the box and finding the note from the developers thanking the purchaser for buying their game and supporting them and I thought, what a lovely thing. And then I found the stickers inside and thought, well, CDPR, I guess we’re best friends now.
Then I played the game and it shot straight into my top ten games of all time. It’s a masterpiece.
Quick side note, one of my friends happens to be friends with the voice of Geralt. I was able to tell him (through writing) how much his performance meant to me and he saw it and I just about exploded with happiness.
Life is funny sometimes.
With that I ask: what are YOU hoping to play this weekend?
I will be sitting around trying desperately not to count the hours and minutes until faux midnight release on Monday for Far Cry 5. Tomorrow my copy of A Way Out arrives and my partner and I are going to try it out together. We both loved Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons dearly, and are willing to give this a go based on the same director. I’m also hoping (AGAIN) to get to some smaller games or to go back to other somewhat short games and finish them up.
Ha. Hahaha. AHAAHHHAAAAA. Yeah right. It will be a miracle if any of that happens.
Once Monday night hits it’s going to be all Far Cry all the time. I’m so ready.
Please be safe out there friends. Cheers.