Cyberpunk 2077 is a while off yet, and we've known that for quite some time. There's been on and off speculation about it being an eventual PS5 game, and developer CD Projekt Red basically keeps telling us that it'll be ready when it's ready -- simple as that.
But how far along is the project, really? Well, according to engadget, who interviewed producer Richard Borzymowski at Gamescom 2018, Cyberpunk 2077 is actually playable from start to finish right now. By itself that may sound surprising, but that's just taking the spine of the game into account -- the main story, it sounds like. Things like finished assets still need to be added, and hours upon hours of playtesting needs to happen before the development team can start adding polish to the product.
Still, this means that CD Projekt Red has hit an incredibly important milestone in Cyberpunk 2077's development. "It gives you the answers to all of your doubts, it just feels great," Borzymowski told the publication.
So, when do you see Cyberpunk 2077 launching? As early as next year? 2020? Start taking bets in the comments section below.
Seems like a late PS4 game (2019) with a re-release a year later, on next-gen consoles then.
I'll make the sacrifice and play it at this state so I can tell them what to change. You are welcome.
Hmm. I was thinking November 2020 but with this news, I reckon it'd be a perfect candidate for a February 2020 release.
Some of the most awesome games come out at the tail end of winter, once everybody else had their fun in the silly season before Christmas and are starting to get bored with their stocking-fillers. There's very little competition and something as anticipated as Cyberpunk would dominate.
@DLB3 Could be. Now that I think about GOW was playable from start to finish in Dec 2016 and it didn't launch till April 2018... . You'd think Cyberpunk would probably take longer.
I wouldn't be surprised if it releases in 2020 as that is an 'important' year in the Cyberpunk franchise - this is based on the lore and universe of the Cyberpunk 2020 board game after all - just set 57yrs later.
I want it sooner though so would hope it arrives in 2019 - as long as its 'ready' to be released of course...
@DLB3 @Fight_Teza_Fight It's going to be interesting seeing whether cross-gen actually exists this time around, at least in the form that we've come to know.
If you assume the PS5 will have backwards compatibility, will cross-gen be thing? Will publishers go with a PS4 and PS5 version if people can play the PS4 version on their PS5? Will PS4 games get special updates so that they can run at better resolutions, etc., on PS5?
It's going to be fascinating I think.
I think it'll launch sometime in 2020 as a 'gotta take advantage of that massive install base' eighth-generation swansong game or a 'let's get this party started' visual showcase launch title for the ninth generation.
Or both. Either way, I hope it's good and can live up to even half the hype it's generating.
@ShogunRok I'm happy with having a PS5 and be able to play PS4 games.
Think Teza pretty much hit the nail on the head there.
There was a great ARG going on yesterday when they posted a bunch of artwork on twitter. Probably the funnest "meta" thing I've done with a videogame in a while, sadly couldn't "complete it" on time :/
@DLB3 Yeah I think I'm leaning towards that line of thinking, too.
@ShogunRok I haven't been following any of the PS5 rumors, but is there any reason to assume PS5 will be backwards compatible? It seems to me that in the last two gens the industry has largely moved away from backwards compatibility in favor of ports, remasters, and (eventually) subscription services, because money.
I think the clue is in the title tbf
@NoxAeturnus It feels like Sony would be crucified if they don't, and rightly so. You can bet the next Xbox will have it, seeing as how backwards compatibility has been a big push for them this generation.
At this point there's just no good reason as to why your library shouldn't carry over to the PS5. Especially your digital stuff.
Whooop. I can totally see CDPR releasing at the back end of ps4 life cycle, then 3-6 months later the ps5 drops, CP2077 is released again with all benefits of next gen (a la GTA 5), and step 4 -> profit
@ShogunRok Cross-gen existed PS2/PS3 even though the PS3 played PS2 games at launch, so I’d imagine it would. It gets easy sales from early adotopers who want to play PS next gen games with a few graphical improvements.
But didn’t they say God of War was nigh unplayable 6 months before release and look how that turned out.
Release date February 2019, baby!
I'd say 2020. Being playable from start to finish doesn't mean they have any side quest implemented. And knowing CD Prokect Red, they probably still have a long way to go before the game reaches their quality standards.
Nothing is as good as The Witcher 3 and DLC , no game ever made.
@Fight_Teza_Fight next gen consoles?what
@Fight_Teza_Fight I'm curious what the difference in studio size is though. If CD Projekt Red has lot more employees than Santa Monica they could get through that stage of development quicker.
Maybe our next clue will be when they do their profit forecasting for the next tax year.
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