Cyberpunk 2077 just can’t seem to catch a break and the latest news seems to suggest its planned Xbox Series X|S upgrade may not arrive this year after all.
As transcribed by VGC, CD Projekt’s H1 2021 results call with shareholders shed some light on Cyberpunk 2077’s future on next-gen systems. While it’s still targeting a release later this year, senior vice president of business development Michał Nowakowski added that the company “can’t say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change”.
“The target is to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 late this year. At the same time, keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development, we can’t say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is also getting an Xbox Series X|S upgrade, also appears to be in the same boat, as CD Projekt similarly couldn’t commit to a 2021 release window.
“With The Witcher 3, the situation is slightly different in the way that this is being tackled by the external team mainly, which is Saber Interactive, the company that we have worked with before on Switch and also with updates in the past. As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release that game still in late 2021. However, similarly, the development process is ongoing, and we cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change.”
Despite the uncertainty, Nowakowski did say the company is “definitely aiming with both titles for late 2021”, but didn't want to be more specific at this time.
Cyberpunk 2077 recently started branching out into delivering free DLC to players, after months and months of bug fixes. The company believes the game is now at a satisfactory level, but according to an analysis by Digital Foundry, there is still plenty of work to be done.
As it stands, there’s no roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077, outside of vague windows such as 'late 2021' for the next-gen release. We'd like to see a more concrete schedule, but given the game’s history, we can understand the vagueness.
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