One of the most anticipated games in development right now is CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077. Everyone is eager to know when the game is coming out (specifically, is it actually going to hit this year or will it slip into the next?). The fact that it won’t be playable to the public at E3 made some raise their eyebrows and wonder. While the president of the company isn’t quite ready to comment on the game’s release date just yet, though, he has some interesting things to say about it nonetheless.
In the company’s recent quarterly earnings call, Adam Kiciński was bluntly asked about the release date and whether it would be revealed at E3. Interestingly, he didn’t outright shoot the question down, instead saying, “Sorry, but we cannot say that – I mean, we can neither confirm nor deny this.” Intended or not, that definitely will make some minds run wild.
It wasn’t the only interesting tidbit he discussed, however. The question of whether a VR version of the game or update could come soon also came up. While he did say he felt it wouldn’t be a difficult thing to do with how the studio does their development, it seems there’s no plans for it at this time.
“As for VR – technically speaking, it is not terribly difficult to add support for it,” he said. “We render our graphics in 3D anyway – of course, the screen itself is flat, but if someone owns a 3D adapter and a pair of VR glasses, they can enjoy rudimentary VR. The issue becomes more challenging when we factor in game design. There are substantial changes which must be taken into account when working on a VR-specific product. Our current focus is on the PC and console editions of Cyberpunk, so we’re not moving in that direction right now.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s up in the air if we’ll get an official release date or not for the game at E3, as Kiciński’s quote make abundantly clear. We’ll keep you updated.