Based on a tweet that broke a four-year silence, many fans have recently been speculating that developer CD Projekt Red would soon be spilling the futuristic beans on its next highly anticipated (and highly mysterious) open-world RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.
Well, if a recent rumor is true, Cyberpunk 2077 might have already made it past a major benchmark in its development.
According to YouTuber LegacyKillaHD, an inside source at Sony revealed “that CD Projekt Red sent them an early tech demo to test how it runs on the PlayStation 4.” In other words, Cyberpunk 2077‘s engine is finally ready to run on current platforms, to the point where CD Projekt Red is confident enough to send out demos.
Even if the engine is finalized, we could still be waiting a while for Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red scrapped a lot of its older Cyberpunk assets following the success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its subsequent flooding of cash to the Polish developer in order to start fresh and make a game that was even more ambitious.
A 2018 release might be overly optimistic, but it does seem like CD Projekt Red is at least gearing up for some reveals about the game this year, including, potentially, a release date. Further information on its multiplayer components and unique take on classes would be a safe bet, as well as hints about its story and maybe a new trailer. After all, five years is a long enough wait time between trailers.
If nothing else, this at least confirms that Cyberpunk 2077 is planned to launch for the PlayStation 4, something we already assumed. Officially, however, CD Projekt Red has only confirmed the game is coming to PC.
Source: Game Rant