Following on from the announcement that the
Cyberpunk 2077 release date is now 17th September, 2020, Adam Kicinski, joint CEO of CDPR, Piotr
Nielubowicz and Michał Nowakowski answered several questions on the topic during a conference
call Kicinski revealed that as a deep single-player
RPG with a good narrative, Cyberpunk 2077 will find its place on the market regardless
of the release date, so CDPR are not concerned about competition, nor the difference between
April and September. Kicinski would confirm that the AAA game CDPR
are working on in parallel with Cyberpunk 2077 is Cyberpunk Multiplayer, albeit that
is just a place holder name for now. It seems that Cyberpunk Multiplayer is unlikely to
be released in 2021. The game is still confirmed for the current
generation of consoles, although CDPR are naturally thinking about the next gen as well.
No specific information on cross-generation was forthcoming.
While the game is currently fully playable, due to the level of complexity involved, there
are a lot of glitches. Nowakowski stated it should be safe to assume
that CDPR will have some sort of presence at E3, Gamescom and some other events this
year, although no strategy has currently been agreed upon.
Nowakowski would hint that CDPR will be revealing updates between now and September, although
there were no specifics given. It was implied things maybe quiet over the summer time, and
activities will increase closer towards the release date.
I have made some inquiries concerning certain Cyberpunk 2077 merchandise, for instance the
World of Cyberpunk 2077 book. As far as I understand, not all of CDPR’s partners knew
about the announcement, so it will take a while for various things to update accordingly.