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Cyberpunk 2077 Still on Track for September, Says Developer

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Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the year's biggest game, and while many more have been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, CD Projekt says the RPG is still on schedule. 

Speaking at a recent financial report, CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński said the team at CD Projekt Red has been working from home for a few weeks now and day to day operations haven't been disrupted. "Since mid-March we have been working from home, while ensuring continuity of all our of operations. Our goals haven’t changed; first and foremost, we intend to release Cyberpunk 2077 in September,"  Kiciński continued. "We feel motivated and have the necessary tools at our disposal to meet this goal. We also believe that our longstanding strategy of avoiding debt and accumulating cash reserves makes us well prepared to meet any hardships which may be in store during these troubled times."

Originally planned for release this month, Cyberpunk 2077 was pushed to September 17 earlier this year when CD Projekt Red realized it needed more time to work on the game. At launch, it will be available for Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, and PC, with at least one next-gen version, Xbox Series X, confirmed. A PS5 release is reasonably assumed as well. The Xbox Series X version will be free to anyone who already owns the game on Xbox One, revealed the studio weeks ago when Microsoft revealed its Smart Delivery initiative.

With Smart Delivery, cross-generational games, like Cyberpunk 2077 and Halo Infinite will be playable on any compatible platform and automatically present itself in the best possible way, scaling up or down for each device. To date, PlayStation has not yet promised a similar plan, and it may be this detail that separates the two consoles most of all in the next few years, where as in most other ways the two platforms have co-existed almost identical to one another in important ways.

Assuming the studio's intentions are realistic, Cyberpunk 2077 will avoid further delay amid the pandemic unlike other recent casualties of the new world chaos. Both The Last of Us Part 2 and Iron Man VR were delayed indefinitely by Sony, while Microsoft recently pushed Wasteland 3 to August and Minecraft Dungeons to May.




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