April 3, 2018
This game was announced six years ago, but it appears it may be finally released sometime late 2018 or early 2019.
It looks pretty good.
Cyberpunk 2077 was announced all the way back in 2012, but with The Witcher 3, its expansions, and Gwent at the top of the order during most of the time between now and then, we’ve only heard scraps about CD Projekt RED’s next open world RPG. All combined, though, the past five years of interview snippets and trailers paint Cyberpunk 2077 as a behemoth of a game, even bigger that The Witcher 3 and with possible multiplayer features on top of hundreds of hours of single-player roleplaying.
Now that The Witcher 3’s last expansion, the great Blood and Wine, has been out for over a year, we expect to start hearing and seeing more about Cyberpunk. Until then, here’s everything we know so far.
CD Projekt has mostly stuck with the “when it’s done” line, but we know that it plans to release Cyberpunk 2077 between 2017 and 2021, along with another, still unannounced RPG. We’ve been hearing about Cyberpunk since 2012, so the expectation is that it’ll be the first of the two to release. Our guess, then, is that Cyberpunk 2077 will release in late 2018 or early 2019.
Back in September 2016, we learned that CD Projekt applied for grants which suggest Cyberpunk 2077 could feature a “huge living city” and “seamless multiplayer.”
That’s backed up by this story from 2015, in which we learn that Cyberpunk 2077 will be “far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before,” including The Witcher 3. So, if we take CD Projekt RED at its word, Cyberpunk 2077 will be exceptionally large and, hopefully, full of sidequests.
They’re also saying that they want to implement some kind of multiplayer. I’m not sure if it’s going to be like the cooperative multiplayer in the Borderlands series or more like the Halo arena PvP multiplayer, but they have assured us they’re going to tell the corrupt Jews to go fuck themselves by not implementing microtransactions.
.@PrettyBadTweets Worry not. When thinking CP2077, think nothing less than TW3 — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG. No hidden catch, you get what you pay for — no bullshit, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) November 19, 2017
While I’m skeptical of any game company saying they won’t implement microtransactions since Overkill studios swore they wouldn’t put in paid DLC/microtransactions, then proceeded to make all the content of the game cost a total of several hundred dollars AFTER the purchase of the base game, I think these guys might follow through on that.
They have a track record of making good games and DLC that are actually worth the money. The Witcher is probably one of the best RPGs since Morrowind.
Since I’m rather fond of futuristic games and RPG games, I’ll likely get this and write a review on it when it’s released.