Relax, the Witcher 3 delay won’t affect Cyberpunk 2077

cyberpunk-banner-2When news broke yesterday that The Witcher 3 would be delayed until 2015, the first thought in most of our minds was [EXPLATIVE DELETED].  The second thought on most of our minds was probably “[EXPLATIVE DELETED], what does this mean for Cyberpunk 2077?”  Thankfully, it looks like the answer to that question is probably “not much.”  Read on for the details.

You all remember Cyberpunk 2077, right?  Announced a little over a year ago, the game is based on the original pen and paper RPG of the same name.  Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the futuristic Night City where cybernetic enhancements are as commonplace as smartphones are today.  The problem with these enhancements, though, is that the more of them you get installed in your body, the more of your sanity gets chipped away.  Augment too much of yourself with cybernetics, and you’ll go completely insane.  It is the job of MAX-TAC, a special division of Night City police known on the street as the “Psycho Squad,” to take down those who have suffered these psychotic breaks.

Since the trailer debuted last January, we’ve heard very little from developer CD Projekt RED about Cyberpunk 2077.  When it was announced yesterday that the studio’s other big upcoming release, The Witcher 3, would be delayed, many were justifiably concerned about the status of Cyberpunk.  Thankfully, CEO of CD Projekt RED, Marcin Iwinski, has put our worries to rest.  In an interview over at Gamespot, Iwinski says that Cyberpunk’s development timetable remains unchanged.  “Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by a separate team within CD Projekt Red,” he said, adding “the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is not really affected.”

While some members of the Cyberpunk development team have been brought over to help with The Witcher 3, Iwinski insists that this is standard practice, and the impact on Cyberpunk will be negligible.  In fact, it will likely aid the game’s development. “We are working hard to deliver an outstanding RPG,” Iwinski said, “and rest assured, that all the learnings on The Witcher 3 are being applied to the Cyberpunk 2077 development.”

There’s still no release date for Cyberpunk 2077, and we don’t even know for sure what systems it will be released for.  It’s safe to assume, however, that the game will ship sometime after The Witcher 3, and will be released for PC, Xbox One and PS4.  When we hear more news on this game, we’ll let you know.  In the meantime, we can still watch the amazing announcement trailer.

Seriously… is that the coolest trailer ever or what?

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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