The coronavirus pandemic has hit the tech world just as hard as most of the others. But CD Projekt Red seems to be on course with its plans to release the much awaited game, Cyberpunk 2077. The game has been delayed previously from its launch date in April. But it seems like the devs, despite working from home are keen to bring the game on time. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed to September
“There is no shortage of motivation and we also possess all the tools needed to facilitate remote work. We’ve been operating in this mode for over three weeks and to-date results confirm that we can carry on with all our operations without major disruptions,” CD Projekt Group president and CEO Adam Kiciński said. “Our plans haven’t changed—we’re steaming towards the September release of Cyberpunk.” Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 to The Last of Us: Part 2: Top PC and console games coming out in 2020
Though the September 17 release date seems fixed, a lot will depend on the situation then. But many believe that if the developers are forced to work remotely for the summer there might be another delay. For now 2019 has been an excellent year for CD Projekt Group financially. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 goes for pre-order in India: Price, details
“We are extremely pleased with the unceasing popularity of The Witcher 3, especially given the fact that the game will be celebrating its 5th anniversary in just a couple of weeks,” CD Projekt vice president and CFO Piotr Nielubowicz said. “We continue to reach new fans: in October The Witcher 3 appeared on Nintendo Switch, while Gwent was released on iOS devices. Strong sales of The Witcher and its debut on new hardware platforms contributed to our net earnings and the Group’s net profitability, which increased to 34 percent in the past year.”
Cyberpunk 2077 has apparently been in the works since at least 2013, which means its a long time coming. CD Projekt Red started showing off the game properly only last year. The game features sci-fi combat mechanics, body mods, vehicles, narrative choices along with romance options. Which means that the devs are warranted some room if they feel that they need to do better.