Cyberpunk dev can’t assure next-gen variations will make it this 12 months
CD Projekt has stated it will probably’t assure that Cyberpunk 2077’s new-gen console variations will make it out this 12 months as deliberate, although it’s nonetheless focusing on a late 2021 launch.
Updating shareholders in its newest H1 2021 outcomes name (transcribed by VGC), the corporate’s SVP of enterprise growth Michał Nowakowski pointed to “classes we’ve got discovered” up to now 12 months as one cause the PS5 and Xbox Collection X|S variations might but miss their goal.
CD Projekt has spent a lot of 2021 patching Cyberpunk 2077, following its troubled launch which noticed it pulled from the PlayStation Retailer resulting from its buggy state, which is extensively perceived to have been attributable to a rushed launch.
Nowakowski appeared to recommend on Wednesday that CD Projekt was taking this into consideration when planning the discharge schedule for the new-gen sport.
“The goal is to launch the next-gen model of Cyberpunk 2077 late this 12 months,” he stated. “On the identical time, retaining in thoughts the teachings we’ve got discovered throughout the previous 12 months and taking into consideration that this challenge nonetheless stays in growth, we are able to’t say with full certainty that the manufacturing schedule is not going to change.”
The exec then pointed to The Witcher 3’s personal new-gen console port, which can be due out later this 12 months, and stated the corporate couldn’t make ensures about that both.
“With The Witcher 3, the scenario is barely totally different in the way in which that that is being tackled by the exterior crew primarily, which is Saber Interactive, the corporate that we’ve got labored with earlier than on Swap and in addition with updates up to now.
“As with Cyberpunk 2077, our purpose is to launch that sport nonetheless in late 2021. Nevertheless, equally, the event course of is ongoing, and we can’t be completely useless sure that the discharge schedule is not going to change.
“However in the meanwhile, we undoubtedly are aiming with each titles for late 2021 and I don’t need to be extra particular at this second in time.”
CD Projekt confirmed on Thursday that simply over a 3rd of the corporate is engaged on Cyberpunk 2077’s new-gen model, in addition to help for the unique sport. The remaining growth employees are constructing the sport’s first growth, Gwent and different unannounced tasks.
“The following-gen model is a vital step on our journey within the Cyberpunk universe,” stated joint CEO Adam Kiciński. “We strongly consider in the long run potential of this IP. That’s why we’re presently engaged on the primary growth for the sport, though I can not say something for extra about it at this cut-off date.”
In June CD Projekt stated it believed Cyberpunk 2077‘s efficiency had reached a “satisfying” stage, following six months of patches designed to enhance the sport from its much-criticised launch state.
Cyberpunk’s post-launch plans have been considerably altered following its troubled launch, however the sport lastly acquired its first piece of DLC final month alongside its largest patch but.
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