Cyberpunk 2077 Has A Release Date, But CD Projekt RED Won't Announce It Just Yet

It's not a major indication of how far along CD Projekt RED's next gargantuan RPG is, but the news does offer a little insight into how things are proceeding within the Polish developer.

The line comes from Adam Kicinski, the chief executive officer of CD Projekt RED, who told a Polish business TV show recently that the studio has a release date planned for Cyberpunk 2077 -- although they won't make that public until they start marketing the game.

"We already have the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 planned, but we won’t announce it until we are ready to start the marketing campaign," Kicinski said, according to a fan translation posted on NeoGAF. "At the moment we’re concentrating on The Witcher and don’t want to distract users from that product, which we are still monetizing."

Interestingly, Kicinski also reportedly said that the studio didn't want to openly talk about the budget for The Witcher 3 because they didn't want their Western fans to become dejected. "We didn't want to publish the budget of The Witcher 3 in case western players got scared thinking it's a low budget game," the translation reads.

The CDR CEO also said that the studio was striving to avoid exploiting gamers for their money like other gaming companies. "That's why we don't want to become part of a larger structure," he added.

Update: Updated the feature image (thanks @mrsid).


Comments

    Does it matter how much money they spent making The Witchery 3?

    Surely it's only important that they got a reasonable return on their investment?

      To them it probably doesn't, but like they said:
      "We didn’t want to publish the budget of The Witcher 3 in case western players got scared thinking it’s a low budget game."

      Makes sense to me, a lot of gamers are really shallow about things like that.
      (Or at least, the most vocal portions of gamers are)

      Last edited 10/12/15 9:29 pm

    That image you used is a CG version Blade Runner scene (not from the movie), nothing to do with this project.

      Ah, thanks. I pulled a screenshot from the back-end; I'll update the post and credit you.

        No worries!

    I have only 1 thing to say:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QfSzgV1q5g

    We didn’t want to publish the budget of The Witcher 3 in case western players got scared thinking it’s a low budget game

    Their budget was US 85 million wasn't it? I guess a lot of it has to do with cheaper wages (correct me if polish wages are not less than western counter parts - i really have nfi its just a stab in the dark). Also don't most western AAA have ridiculous marketing budgets incorporated into "development costs" like one COD was 50mil for true development costs and 150 or 200 million (can't remember) for marketing.

    Regardless they did amazingly well and hopefully it was an extremely profitable experience for them. Really looking forward to cyberpunk 2077. Rumors are floating around that it could possibly be released as early as late 2016!

    Last edited 10/12/15 7:46 pm

    Despite the lack of info about this game, it's still one of the most exciting future prospects IMO. That's simply due to the fact that the Witcher 3 was so well done it leaves me wanting to see the same depth and quality applied to different atmospheric worlds.

    I'm imagining something with a Blade Runner type of vibe set in a vast, explorable urban landscape with cyber noir trappings... it could be absolutely amazing.

    If they manage to maintain the quality of w3 in a Sci fi cyberpunk setting well....
    I'll be frothing so badly leading up to release that I'll likely be quarantined for rabies

    They already have my money, transported via goodwill into The Greater Potentia.

    Fuck, I love Witcher 3.

    Here is the trailer if anyone wanted to watch it that was released in 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWOEFkauoYY

      Theyll probably downscale the engine again ;P

        they have no choice if they want it to run on consoles. PC users will just need to suffer it.

    2077 will be the year I finish the Witcher 3. It's too dam big

      i have finished it in two weeks and hearts of stone in days......... since these dam good times till now iam burning to play the BnW

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