If you were hoping to get some news on CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 game, you'll be waiting for a long, long, long time. In fact, over the next two years, including this one and the next, you won't be getting any new info about Cyberpunk 2077.
Reuters is reporting that CD Projekt Red has finally commented on the state of Cyberpunk 2077 and where it stands in development.
CD Projekt Red's chief executive Adam Kicinski commented about the cyberpunk RPG, stating...
We hope and we are certain that Cyberpunk has even bigger commercial potential. It is too early to talk about it, though. This year, and the next one will be the years of the Witcher,
Unfortunately this means that Cyberpunk 2077 likely won't see the light of day until 2017.
Most gamers kind of figured that the game was going to be a long ways off from release, but 2017 seems like such a long time from now. That's not to mention that the Xbox One and PS4 came out back in 2013 and they'll already be four years old by the time Cyberpunk 2077 is being talked about. According to Kicinski's statements he only mentions about it being too early to “talk” about Cyberpunk 2077 and not that they actually have plans to release it in 2017. If the game's promotional campaign doesn't actually get underway until two years from now then that could mean that the game may not actually fully release until 2018, at which point I suspect Nintendo will already have their new console out and PC hardware advancement will be far and away from where it is today.
I hate to start wildly speculating, but if the game really is that far away I do have to question how well it'll be adapted for today's generation of home consoles? We've already seen how CD Projekt Red has had to make some concessions with The Witcher 3. Both the Xbox One and PS4 version of the game are relegated to 30fps instead of 60fps and the PS4 version of the game is 1080p while the Xbox One version if 900p.
If they opt to make Cyberpunk 2077 any bigger or more visually taxing than The Witcher 3 then I do wonder what sort of restrictions or concessions the developers will have to make to get the game running properly on the Xbox One and PS4?
And CD Projekt Red isn't the only one having troubles with the eighth-gen consoles. Slightly Mad Studios also ran into problems with getting Project CARS running 60fps on both the Xbox One and PS4, even with some of the graphics features turned down. It leaves me wondering if CD Projekt Red might be better off staving off the release of Cyberpunk 2077 until Microsoft and Sony prep to unveil their next consoles? This is especially concerning given that if this year will focus on The Witcher 3 and next year will likely focus on DLC for the game, we'll already be well into eighth-gen and it might better fit CD Projekt Red's technical vision for the futuristic RPG if they just planned the game's release for the PS5 or Xbox One-2.