It will release any year now!
Cyberpunk 2077 has completed a major milestone in its development cycle- the full game is now playable from start to finish (usually known as the “alpha stage”). This doesn’t mean the game is anywhere close to complete- textures can be missing, entire areas can be unmodeled and be using stand-ins, but the whole thing from start to end is complete as a framework.
This is something that was confirmed by the producer of the game. In an interview with Engadget, producer Richard Borzymowski confirmed that the game, after five years of development (it was announced before even then, if you remember), has reached this milestone. Of course, a lot of work still remains to be done, and this doesn’t necessarily mean the game is anywhere close to release- it could be years before it is deemed to be complete enough to release, for example. “It gives you the answers to all of your doubts,” Borymowski said of this milestone. “It just feels great.”
But it’s a major and significant event nonetheless. We’re not that far off, hopefully, from the game releasing. If you want to see more of Cyberpunk 2077, make sure to check out the screenshots for it that CDPR recently released.