Last year, we got our first good look at CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, with the first full trailer being shown at E3 and a full gameplay showcase landing later in 2018. We know that Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3 again this year, but CD Projekt Red has taken the opportunity to remind fans that there is still a lot of work left to be done.
At this point, it has been almost six years since Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced. CD Projekt Red did produce The Witcher 3 and two stellar expansions during that time, so work on Cyberpunk 2077 only really started kicking into full gear in 2016.
As part of a ‘behind the scenes’ video for the PlayStation YouTube channel, CD Projekt Red explains that while good progress is being made, the team is still iterating and experimenting with different ideas. The narrator adds that “work on it is far from over”, and of course, there was the reminder that the game won’t be released until it’s ready.
Aside from warning fans not to expect a release anytime soon, the video does give us a few previously unknown details about the game. For instance, Cyberpunk 2077 is set 60 years after the events of the original pen and paper RPG that inspired the game. Beyond that, it is set in a parallel timeline, giving CD Projekt Red a lot of freedom when it comes to story content.
This is similar to what CD Projekt Red did with The Witcher series, which is set several years after the events of the last book.
KitGuru Says: I’ll be looking forward to seeing more of Cyberpunk 2077 at E3, although I do hope that we’ll get some idea as to when to expect the game, even if it is a vague launch window.