People are hyped for Cyberpunk 2077, but the developers are starting to feel the pressure.
After the success of The Witcher 3 the developers at CD project red are nervous about their next title. Cyberpunk has been in development for so long and is the studio’s first deviation from the Witcher universe, so this is all new territory for them.
Marcin Iwinski, the co-founder of CD Project Red, talks about how stressful the last E3 was. While initially announced back in 2012 and teased in 2013 fans had nothing to go on until E3 2018, which is a long time to go without any updates. Usually this is a bad sign for a game to go silent like that, but ultimately Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development in the background, with the team crafting an experience that they hope exceeds the expectations of fans of both the original series and of CD Project Red’s The Witcher series.
They’ve gone through various stages of development, with ideas being shelved and brought back in at different stages. Shifting to a customisable character was also a big move for the devs, with Geralt always being the playable character in every other game they have worked on.
Driving and switching to first person perspective are also huge changes for the studio, each presenting big challenges in their own regards. This is all uncharted territory for them and understandably they are taking their time to release it.
Is it just me or does that sound like Geralt?
No news yet on when we will get more on Cyberpunk 2077, but here’s hoping something will pop up at E3.