CD Projekt Red confirms that Cyberpunk 2077 is still being made and ‘progressing as planned’

Considering the sparse information that has been released about CD Projekt Red’s perhaps-an-MMO Cyberpunk 2077 over the last four years, it’s easy to assume that the game has long been abandoned. However, the studio asserted this week that it has a good reason for being closed-lipped about the project, saying that it takes time to “reinvent the wheel” and innovate with new games.

The Witcher 3 studio was prompted to make an official response about the game following public concerns over alleged poor morale and high turnover behind the scenes. CD Projekt Red said that instead of shrinking, the studio is now double the size that it was in 2015 and is still hiring. And best of all, CD Projekt Red confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 is still being made and has the backing of the studio.

Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing as planned, but we are taking our time — in this case, silence is the cost of making a great game,” the studio said. You can read the full letter concerning the project after the break.

Source: Twitter via PCGamesN
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You make great games, keep doing what you do, CD.

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Jack Pipsam

I am still somewhat annoyed they’re taking the name of a genre for their game.

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Brother Maynard

In their defense, it is actually based on a tabletop game with the CP name. So they’re simply continuing with the naming convention…

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NeoWolf

This whole story was funny to me, even when I saw the original tweet on my twitter feed as I had been retweeting their advertisments for various positions on the team developing this for like the last year so to me it seemed fairly obvious it was still happening lol I mean you don’t recruit a team for a dead project..but hey it gave me a chuckle.

I don’t midn waiting for it, I just hope its worth waiting for as cyberpunk 2020 is an RPG setting dear to my heart and one I pnp gamed with for years.

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Rolan Storm

Have you guys considered ‘like’ system for articles or something? I have no comment to this one (and that’s usually the case), but I’d like to show appreciation somehow – beside disabling adblock.

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deekay_plus

agreed sometimes i don’;t have anything to say but wanna like an article. fwiw i do disable adblock on massively.

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Ben Madden

So I just looked up the trailer 10 Jan 2013 , So its coming up for 5 years in development.WOW

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Estranged

Ben, they are perfectionists, reminds me of old Blizzard.

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Carlos

well they said weren’t doing any or much development until after the last expansion of witcher 3

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Ben Madden

I found a video of a press conf they did in late 2012 announcing it , and they had started a second small team ?

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zeko_rena

Yay, I have been waiting so long!
I am glad to know its still underway seriously cannot wait for this one!

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Darthbawl

Is 2077 the release date? :P

(I keed, I keed)

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fu

I wouldn’t be surprised if 2020 was aka Cyberpunk 2020. ;)

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Ben Madden

So my understanding is that the seamless multiplayer came from a EU gov grant and said grants paperwork said q1 2019 ? so you might be close …..

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Knox Harrington

At least it’ll beat Star Citizen by a few years

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TheDonDude

Where’s the info on this being an MMO? I’d love me a cyberpunk MMO.

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deekay_plus

it’s only wild speculation and dismal hope that it’s going to be an mmo.

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TheDonDude

Ok, so just wishful thinking.

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deekay_plus

cd project is alot like rockstar when it comes to keeping things close to their chest. so this is largely non news outside of the weird reactionary need to explain themselves that is mostly absent from rockstar in this paradigm.

it’s kind of clear they’ve had some non starts (based on the hacker leak – no need to actualy view the leak, cd projekt’s statement is enough) but that’s a frequent case with big projects.

the important thing is they aren’t selling us anything yet years in advance or starting a hype machine in earnest. so beyond having this gmae in the back of your mind there’s nothing to worrry about.

and certainly with cd projekt owning the ever growing in market share gog, there’s no worry about funding.

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Ben Madden

Its funny that trailer got me on the hype train :) ….. when take off !

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eh i remember the trailer being accepted as being years away when it came out. as well as it was complete CGI trailer on top of that.

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RJB

When the game first came out they toted it as a rpg i guess they changed it to a mmo

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deekay_plus

where do you see that?

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Brother Maynard

The game is not out. It will take a few years to finish it, perhaps 2019 will be the year. It is still being developed as an RPG, not MMO. There will most likely be some network play (based on CDPR’s grant applications), but in all likelihood it will be limited. Judging by their recent vacancies (and again, grant applications), their main focus for C2077 remains unchanged: story and the world in which it will be set.

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Ben Madden

If I had to bet money id say 4 player co op RPG ?