Cyberpunk 2077 developers warn next-gen versions may not arrive this year

Cyberpunk 2077 developers warn next-gen versions may not arrive this year
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Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt Red has warned that it can’t guarantee its next-gen versions of the RPG will arrive this year.

The comments were made to shareholders in the company’s latest H1 2021 results call. As transcribed by Video Games Chronicle, SVP of business development Michał Nowakowski said that while the new versions are still targeted for this year, the team is shying away from making any guarantees.

“The target is to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 late this year,” Nowakowski said. “At the same time, keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development, we can’t say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.”

The studio was equally cautious about the forthcoming promised next-gen version of stablemate The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, they also noted that that project is under different circumstances, being developed by external partner Saber Interactive. “As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release that game still in late 2021,” he said. “However, similarly, the development process is ongoing, and we cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change. But for the time being, we definitely are aiming with both titles for late 2021 and I don’t want to be more specific at this moment in time.”

In more positive news, an update was also given on Cyberpunk 2077‘s planned expansions. Nowakowski said that “It’s in development but we’re not providing any specifics about the date… we would like to keep up the rule that we’re not commenting on the date until we’re ready to deliver that.” CEO Adam Kiciński added “Right now, 160 people are working on the first expansion for Cyberpunk, while nearly 70 more are involved in unannounced projects.”

Cyberpunk 2077 received its first cosmetic DLC just last month, in patch 1.3 which was the game’s biggest patch to date.