Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date: CD Projekt RED's Witcher 3 Delay Did Not Affect Cyberpunk 2077's Release
A few days ago we reported on the delay of CD Projekt Red's third The Witcher title. The studio announced that they have pushed the game from a late 2014 release to February, 2015. A considerable amount of time, but one they have done to further improve the quality of the game. With the delay many people thought that the Polish developer would also require more time to work on Cyberpunk 2077, their other role-playing title.
Marcin Iwinski, CEO of CD Projekt Red has told Gamespot that this is not the case and that Cyberpunk 2077's release remains unaffected by The Witcher 3's delay.
"Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by a separate team within CD Projekt Red, so the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is not really affected," Iwinski told GameSpot.
Iwinski then goes on to admit that The Witcher 3 dev team does consist of team members that work on both the sequel to The Witcher 2 and the studio's futuristic RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.
"In order to ship a huge RPG we do use help of certain team members between teams. It works this way between Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3," said Iwinski.
Iwinksi tells Gamespot that the developers that work on both projects are the few that finalize "key" elements and features of the game and that this practice is normal.
"We are working hard to deliver an outstanding RPG and rest assured, that all the learnings on The Witcher 3 are being applied to the Cyberpunk 2077 development," Iwinski concluded.
Cyberpunk 2077 never actually had a release date, but the news that its progress remains unaffected is worth knowing. CD Projekt Red quickly gained the spotlight after their 2011 release of the highly praised The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The reveal of Cyberpunk 2077 also peaked interest in the studio from a whole lot of gamers, presumably due to its inclusion of a creepy but beautiful cyborg in a well-made CGI trailer (embedded below).
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is long way away, but good games take time.