Cyberpunk 2077 has been one of the most anticipated action RPGs for a long time, as the developers over at CD Projekt RED have been working on it for a few years now. Despite this long period of production, not many solid details are known about the game’s story or gameplay elements, with the developers only saying that Cyberpunk 2077 has the potential to be an even bigger hit than The Witcher 3, their 2015 “Game of the Year.” However, some troubling news has been shared by NeoGAF user boskee which could see the game delayed until next year, yet again.
Yesterday, boskee started a thread to let other users know that CD Projekt RED is looking for mobile developers to work on Gwent, their upcoming free-to-play collectible card game. Boskee goes on to share some more news about the developers, including CD Projekt’s board recommending they start paying out dividends. Boskee ends the post by sharing some information from an anonymous source: all pre-production development for Cyberpunk 2077 that was completed before 2016 has been scrapped.
It should be noted, though, that this NeoGAF user is an unverified source, and thus his word should be treated as nothing more than a rumor. Boskee even admits as much in their post. Here’s specifically what boskee said:
The Game Director for Cyberpunk 2077 has changed after RED has finished Blood and Wine… and according to my sources – please treat it as a rumor, as I won’t reveal anything more – the preproduction done on the game before 2016 has been binned.
The theory here is that the new game director didn’t like the direction Cyberpunk 2077 was going, and decided to start things over with some new ideas to stand out from all the other cyberpunk games. It also isn’t totally out of the question for CD Projekt RED, as they have shown to take their time when completing games to masterpiece-like levels.
This is still just speculation, but it’ll be interesting to see if anything from this rumor does manage to manifest in the finished product.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One whenever CD Projekt RED says it’s just right.