Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?

Kotaku's Jason Schreier tweets about release plans for Cyberpunk 2077 (thanks Digital Trends), offering insider information that's not being officially provided to gaming journalists (such as, you know, Kotaku's Jason Schreier). He states the CD Projekt RED may announce a 2019 release date at E3, knowing they will probably delay the highly anticipated RPG until next year. This is contained in a pair of tweets, as he followed up for clarity:
Idk where you saw that rumor but Cyberpunk is absolutely not coming out this year

This has gotten a lot of Reddit attention so some clarity: I've heard from three sources that Cyberpunk was aiming for 2019, but belief around the studio was that it was an unrealistic target. I expect first half 2020 or maybe even an E3 announcement of 2019, then a delay to 2020
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
Jun 4, 2019, 07:55
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year? Jun 4, 2019, 07:55
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 3, 2019, 11:53:
I hope dragging out development on this doesn't negatively affect CD Projekt Red considering their troubles lately.

What troubles?

Yes, their revenue is declining as Witcher sales drop off more and more, GOG has posted minor red numbers this quarter (~$400K loss for Q1/2019), Gwent has BY FAR missed their lofty expectations of printing money and things won't turn around for the CD Projekt group until they have their next million seller which Cyberpunk 2077 is undoubtedly going to be given all the super-hype.

Yes, everything is on a decline and heading south but it is a very shallow decline. Nothing alarming about it at all (yet).

On a whole, they are still in a very solid financial position:

- They reported a net profit of ~$4 million for Q1/2019.
- They have "cash & cash equivalents" worth ~$40 million in the bank so that's a nice safety cushion. Their short term and long term liabilities are lower than that so they could easily buy out of all debt with their current reserves.
- Their market capitalization (Warsaw Stock Exchange) at the current stock price is north of $5 billion.
- They could easily raise capital or sell some shares if they needed "emergency cash".

On the other hand, they have huge expenses with their staff of 850+ people across the group, 400+ of which are currently involved in development of Cyberpunk 2077.

It's not like they don't have any pressure. Investors are getting impatient. CD Projekt originally promised investors to alternate between huge, profitable releases on a more frequent schedule and now they've been stuck working on Cyberpunk for a long ass time.

The year 2019 will most likely be a rather bleak one for CD Projekt but nowhere near an existential crisis. Investors won't be happy if Cyberpunk doesn't make it this year because they always want to see growth.

If Cyberpunk does not release this year then all the investors are gonna get from CD Projekt is (further) decline but such is the life of project-based video game development.

Things will turn around big time in 2020 when Cyberpunk will come out. It will make CD Projekt and their investors a very happy bunch for several years to come as they will make lotsa monies year after year from the DLCs, the GOTY etc. etc.

I would also bet real money that CD Projekt will remaster Cyberpunk for next gen consoles (Cyberpunk 2077 Punked Up Edition?).
Thanks to their growth, they will also most likely be able to finally work on two huge projects simultaneously so they can release products more frequently.

So, yeah, 2019 is gonna be a slump year and it will be a bit shitty for them but once Cyberpunk is here all of that will be forgotten.
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saluk wrote on Jun 4, 2019, 03:28:
Wait, they're planning to announce a 2019 release date knowing it will delay to 2020?

Sounds like this is their very strange plan. I think they should announce it for 2020 and delay it to 2021 the very next day.
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Wait, they're planning to announce a 2019 release date knowing it will delay to 2020?
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Re: 2020
Jun 3, 2019, 16:48
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ExGemini wrote on Jun 3, 2019, 15:00:
The original RPG was set in 2020, it should be pretty mandatory to release the game during next year

Like so many other near future sci-fi settings, humanity has failed miserably at achieving most of the major technological pieces required. No hoverboards!? No flying cars(mass deployment), no major cybernetic augmentation(super powered arms, x-ray eyes etc.), no civilian laser guns, etc. etc.

We're so far behind.
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The original RPG was set in 2020, it should be pretty mandatory to release the game during next year
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Jun 3, 2019, 14:38
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Sepharo wrote on Jun 3, 2019, 13:27:
Acleacius wrote on Jun 3, 2019, 12:29:
Well their 50 min of gameplay, video demonstration was pretty convincing they had a lot done. It clearly wasn't scripted, as several optional choices were presented.
It's easy to see why people believed it was close to completion.
Of course, gaming journalists would never over-hype something and imply the year of release, so we know they aren't responsible. Stab

Edit: Where'd that damn comma come from!

They had previously released a statement that they had to make major changes following the demo they showed.

edit: Yes, the previous two stories on 2077 help illustrate the point that this isn't a 2019 game:
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/200221/evening-interviews

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/199456/morning-interviews
Thanks, I remember those and I've got no problem with whenever it's released. I was just taking sarcastic pot shots at game journalists in general.

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Jun 3, 2019, 14:33
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Jun 3, 2019, 14:33
 
At the risk of being flogged, which one of these comes out first --

This or Star Ci...No!!!

I can't even bring myself to finish this sentence....

"We now return to your regularly scheduled Blue's News content..."

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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
Jun 3, 2019, 13:27
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Acleacius wrote on Jun 3, 2019, 12:29:
Well their 50 min of gameplay, video demonstration was pretty convincing they had a lot done. It clearly wasn't scripted, as several optional choices were presented.
It's easy to see why people believed it was close to completion.
Of course, gaming journalists would never over-hype something and imply the year of release, so we know they aren't responsible. Stab

Edit: Where'd that damn comma come from!

They had previously released a statement that they had to make major changes following the demo they showed.

edit: Yes, the previous two stories on 2077 help illustrate the point that this isn't a 2019 game:
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/200221/evening-interviews

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/199456/morning-interviews
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
Jun 3, 2019, 12:29
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Jun 3, 2019, 12:29
 
Well their 50 min of gameplay, video demonstration was pretty convincing they had a lot done. It clearly wasn't scripted, as several optional choices were presented.
It's easy to see why people believed it was close to completion.
Of course, gaming journalists would never over-hype something and imply the year of release, so we know they aren't responsible. Stab

Edit: Where'd that damn comma come from!

This comment was edited on Jun 3, 2019, 13:15.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
Jun 3, 2019, 12:25
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I expect it to get released in 2077 - ready for VR gameplay via implants!
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
Jun 3, 2019, 11:53
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I hope dragging out development on this doesn't negatively affect CD Projekt Red considering their troubles lately.
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Jun 3, 2019, 11:37
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It just can't come soon enough...
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Jun 3, 2019, 11:36
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year? Jun 3, 2019, 11:36
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Squee! I'm more than willing to wait until it's done and polished. This is really the only game on my horizon I'm like actually really excited about.
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A Christmas 2020 release may be a real possibility. From their prior statements, I'm not sure why anyone would have thought 2019 was on the roadmap.
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Jun 3, 2019, 10:44
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VaranDragon wrote on Jun 3, 2019, 10:31:
Holy shit, news at 11....

Anyone with half a brain who has even remotely followed the development of this game could figure out that they are not going to hit a 2019 release.

No "sources" required.
I'd go so far and say 2020 is questionable.

It'll be done when it's done.

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Holy shit, news at 11....

Anyone with half a brain who has even remotely followed the development of this game could figure out that they are not going to hit a 2019 release.

No "sources" required.
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