'Cyberpunk 2077' is about to enter serious development, but not before CD Projekt Red can upgrade its dev tools.
Who else is absolutely depressed this game is just now starting development?
I am, that's for sure. I was really hoping for another teaser at E3. Now if we do get one it'll just be some CG thing that was made separately for that.. I really thought they were further in than this.
A little part inside of me wants to hope they're just trolling us, but I'm not getting my hopes up on that.
Was really hoping to see some more of this game at E3 this year too!
I am going to forget about this game and 3 years from now I will be surprised and happy it is here. :)
So, maybe we will see a release by 2077!
All honesty, hope they take their time and make it amazing! Love witcher 1-3 but definitely looking forward to the new setting.
CDPR are awesome, hands down. But, they really made a huge mistake revealing this game so long ago when they hadn't even started working on it yet..Oh well, I look forward to it. Maybe it'll come out in the same year as the next Elder Scrolls and the Last Guardian!
I don't know if that's really the case. It's probably further along in development than this article makes you think. The dev said a lot about improving tools and feedback and so on. That's always the case, and always an ongoing process.
The game is nowhere close to done, I think, but still, it's not like they're just starting or anything.
Seriously that's what I'm screaming. We will be lucky to have this game before 2019. Hire some more people for God's sake.
Gutted but I think this might be an era defining game. CDPR can only go from strength to strength.
So this game will come out on the ps4 neo and other mid gen upgraded consoles. At least it will be 1080p @ 60fps the old hardware will be 1080p @ 30fps. The witcher 3 was a masterpiece even playing on my ps4 at 30fps but at least we have a option playing cyberpunk at 60fps on consoles now
What! they announce this game back in 2012, It Justin development now? I can't take the waiting I might go insane
Well they maybe got all the art design finished, level design, and other pre production out of the way so have hope
Are you serious? This is my MOST anticipated game and it's still not finished? Why did they announce it four years ago with almost nothing to show for it?
It is pretty baffling...I can only hope this news is way off the mark and the game is a good ways into development. Otherwise we aren't seeing it until 2018 at the earliest. Shame.
Yeah this is mine too. Really sucks that it is so far off now. Wouldn't be surprised if this ends up a next-gen game.
Because they need the money they don't have the luxury of developing a game in silence they need to get funding they need to get support so they need to create that hype and excitement to show lenders that the excitement is warranted for them to lend money for development.
I mean some of you guys don't really get it but games are not made for free when these guys are developing this game they're not getting paid any money and they have to find a way to pay their staff especially those hired in certain phases of the game where they have to contract a bunch of outside sources.
Who is going to lend money to a secret game? Not much.
I think considering their situation they are correct to already start marketing before they start making the game.
They are not in a situation like Bethesda where Bethesda already deeply established and they own several other teams they have the money to develop in silence for quite a while but other smaller teams like I said do not have that luxury.
Remember CD Projekt Red are an independent studio. They probably don't have the resources to work on multiple projects at once. This is most likely the downside of them actually doing DLC properly, they're focusing their resources on that as opposed to the big publishers who probably have half the DLC done by launch and then assign a small percentage of their resources to finishing it.
It wasn't... It was just a teaser to invite developers from the world to come to Poland and work with them. Even Irwiński said this.
this game isnt coming till next gen im calling it
Its coming mid next-generation. Exclusively for PS5.5
LOL! I know that CDPR is like a God in the gaming world but if they're just now starting development after announcing it FOUR YEARS AGO then this is just sad. Four years is enough time for even major games to get finished so the fact that they haven't even started is just bizarre.
What was the point of the CGI teaser and announcing it forever ago? Perhaps they have a lot of the assets stuff done like models, buildings, voice over work, etc they're just waiting for better tools to put it all together? I mean, if they literally barely have anything finished then, yeah, WTF.
Wouldn't say pathetic, but it's definitely disappointing. I hate CGI trailers too, but i guess it served their purpose of hyping the game. I hope you're right about the assets though cuz i don't want to wait another 4 years :'(
They did start development all the way back then, but obviously the majority of the team was working on The Witcher 3. Throw in the fact that The Witcher 3 was delayed, and the then you've got two big expansions as well.
Also, it seems pretty clear that the scope for Cyberpunk 2077 changed somewhere along the way. The project is now a lot more ambitious than what it was.
I still have faith they will deliver a spectacular game. Especially after The Witcher 3. I loved that game. It does suck though that they just now started.
No one I think is questioning whether it's going to be a good game or not. It's just the fact that they announced it four years ago, most of us are thinking they have to be close to done, and now we're learning that they haven't even started.
Oh ok, Gotcha.
CD Project red should go dark no need to talk about a game that is years from being done.
Actually disagree I think that's a bad idea I think any tidbits they could tell folks about this game to keep it relevant should be done especially considering they do not want to lose funding from Key investors they are after all an independent team and they're going to need financial assistance.
You act like we don't know it takes money to make a game, we do. Lol, it's not some massive industrial secret Edmix, we know. They have made a huge amount of money from The Witcher 3, they made over 60 million dollars profit off the game just in the first half of last year. They have the cash.
They're not some small little independent studio anymore, they're a huge independent studio.
CD Project red is no longer a small studio they have grown and are in a better position than they where a few years back. We would be better served learning about when to expect the blood and wine DLC than any details about a game that isn't even in pre production.
@Niv and @Realms- How do you know they it was 100% "Profit"? They likely still need to pay back their lenders, so you don't actually know if all that was profit.
Also that merely means they couldn't work on BOTH games, did they not need Witcher 3's money to 100% start funding it? Thus...would it not make sense to start marketing it JUST in cause Witcher 3 didn't move the units they thought it would?
They are still very much a small studio bud as you don't know if they still have to relay on lenders to make ends meet. If they didn't have the money for Cyberpunk to be worked on while they made Witcher 3, that is all the MORE REASON to market early in case they need leverage from lenders.
Lenders want to see your next title has hype, traction etc. Mind you, they had to outsource some work for Witcher 3, that of which we would not know the cost.
Sorry but I think it was a great idea to start marketing Cyberpunk early on as we don't know if Witcher 3 was going to do well when both where in development. What if it failed? So not only did it fail, but they didn't have a trailer to start marketing another title? So do you think lenders would want to shell out money to a team that had a game that failed and another game that no one has ever heard about?
I think they took the safe route and started marketing early JUST in case. Sorry but neither of you have even stated reasons why it would benefit them not to....
Just fanboy talk on how much they made or DLC or their studio LMFAO! What does that have to do with marketing their next title? They need to stay relevant and show Cyberpunk is worth something to be funded as they could have not just gambled that Witcher 3 would do well and to just work in silence just for lolz or something.
Doesn't sound like a sound business plan by a team that doesn't know how well their next title would do (ie before Witcher 3's success). i would do the exact same thing they did. It would be stupid not to. I don't care how angry you are that you have to wait, the team needs relevancy, traction, marketing and some damn leverage in the future. At the end of the day, you buy games to play, not based on the time they release, is the game more important or when it releases? I don't honestly think a long marketing campaign is going to hurt this title as suppose to a short one where LESS know about its existence. They don't have the following nor funding to actually do such a thing.
Witcher 3 gave them 62 million profit....sure....it also cost them 81 million. Sooooooooo 62 million isn't 81 million bud, that very much could be the cost for Cyberpunk or did you guys just think they would make it for free? Logic bud, lay your money out and really, really look at the cost before assuming that 62 million would be enough to develop in SILENCE! 81 MILLION WASN'T ENOUGH FOR THAT BS, why would 62 million be?
At this rate it wont release till 2019.
Wow, I though it would be finished in about 2 years from now since it was announced a long time ago.
Well the title does say " official work ".
So unofficially they could have a good amount recorded, saved and just waiting to be put together. That's what I'm going to keep telling myself. Either way, day 1 buy!
so these guys fooled people into believe they would release mod tool for TW3?
They still have not started work on this yet. Was thinking this game will come out soon. Hopefully it does not take 5 or 6 years before it comes out. Still cant wait for the game to come out.
Dang this game won't come out until late 2018 or early 2019
This is why you don't announce a 2017/2018 game in 2012. Just plain stupidity on CDPR's part.
It's not stupid at all the team doesn't have the funding to just develop a game and not say anything about it so they were correct to announce it to generate excitement to Warrant more support by investors.
Consider that the games that get announced in release within a year or even two years are all my very large established Publishers that have Mega Millions to develop in silence consider Sony was developing Horizon zero Dawn since 2011 in silence...
Bethesda was developing Fallout 4 for years and announced it literally 6 months before its release.
You have to consider who is able to do that and who isn't..
I don't mind that they announced it as early as they did because I'm sympathetic to their actual financial situation and understand that they can't do some flash announcement and release in a year. Consider those years that you're not talking about your game are also years that you're not marketing its presence.
Other companies can afford to have very expensive marketing campaigns that last about 6 months to a year meaning that instead of marketing the same amount of money are crossed for years they're spending that same amount in 6 months to 1-year, and statistics have shown that games announced and released in this fashion have went on to do extremely huge numbers.
So having a game announced years prior is a good idea if you cannot afford to have an expensive short marketing campaign. Ie here is a trailer of what we hope our game will be stay tuned get excited and show a bunch of views on YouTube to show that this game deserves funding. Lol
Then explain how they were able to make a multi-million dollar game known as the Witcher 3. Did all that money just magically appear? Who do you think supported them? They have no excuse. They could have announced it much later and it still would have been amazing.
@Apollo- "Then explain how they were able to make a multi-million dollar game known as the Witcher 3" they got loans....I don't think they just had 81 million laying around bud...
They got 62 million profit from Witcher 3, lets say they keep all that, they would have to have the funding for Cyberpunk cost LESS then Witcher 3...62 million isn't 81 million.
Mind you, they got this money AFTER Witcher 3 sold (as its how they got their money bud) Thus...they would need to market sooner as they don't know how Witcher 3 will do. They must prepare to market and gain a bit a leverage to show their investors, lenders etc that their new project is worth funding.
Again...they are doing this based on not knowing how Witcher 3 will do at all. They still need money to fund Cyberpunk bud, 62 million isn't enough if you factor Witcher 3 cost 81 million.
" They could have announced it much later" Why? Simple question bud.
What benefit does the team have working in silence knowing they will need more money later on? Do you think an investor will be more willing to support a project in the dark in silence or one that already has hype and interest generated around it?
Announce it early, you have a standing in the community, buzz, hype, interest etc.
Don't announce it and your developing with your own funds, in the dark, in silence yet would have to ask for loans from investors about a project that no one has ever heard of......
Sorry but I see ZERO benefit to working in silence, especially since their "profit" from Witcher 3 won't even cover Cyberpunk (unless they spend LESS MONEY on it which is doubtful)
Sorry but they have no "excuse" to not announce it early. Again...what benefit do they have not saying anything? Oh Having LESS people know about it? I don't think that will give any investor confidence in a new project, ESPECIALLY one that is a new IP.
Cyberpunk 2077 was announced 3 months BEFORE Witcher 3 back in 2012..
Yeah, we won't be seeing this game until 2020.. I'll be 50 that year too!
Time to get started on making magic :3
One interesting fact is that this was announced before The Witcher III
i hope its not another alan wake! By that i mean we were all wowed by it in 1992, and when it finally came in 2008 "or whenever it came" it wasnt as impressive and was showing its age! Was still an awesome game, but those wow factor elements had been beaten by other games by that point!
But this is CD Projekt Red! And imo, if they are saying they are upgrading their dev tools, it's very likely to avoid the issue i just said, so are we looking at one of the final games that uses 100% of the power from this gen? The "the last of us" of this console gen? With the new PS4 coming im sure this will blow everything weve seen out of the water, uncharted 4 included! but then.... Naughty Dog have their next title, the last of us 2 most likely.... exciting times ahead!
* Not expecting this until 2019 or late 2018 at the earliest. They obviously spent a lot of time planning things out as they said they want to do it right. Cyberpunk in video games becoming even more popular is somewhat dependent on how well this game does and I think they want it to be noticeably higher quality than Witcher 3( which is a really good game) and appeal to even more people.
I had thought they already started on it, but sounds like they put 2+ years into brainstorming and planning.
that sad i was expecting Cyberpunk 207 in Q4 2017
I think the Witcher has realigned their ambitions, maybe before they saw how well tW3 did they had to reevaluate the scope of their games. They obviously want to best themselves, so for that they should be applauded! Still feel a smidgen (read:truckloads) disappointed by this though, just because I'm so hyped for it.
Erasing this game from hype slot. After Mass Effect Andromeda there's ... ?
Yeah, I have to agree. I think they are working so hard on The Witcher 3 DLC they are changing the name to "Cyberpunk 2017."
"Before official work starts" ?!!? O_O
Why even show us that beautiful teaser trailer back in 2013 or something ?
CD Project Red, were you hanging around Square Enix and liked it's habit of teasing games 10 years prior of their release ? Don't do it.
Well think about it this way. Once it's ready for release, we'll have the next gens of consoles that will produce better graphics and performance to play the game as it was intended. No downgrades...(maybe)
Shocked. How is this going to be a 2017 game?
For all the deserved credit we give CDPR for having the "we'll take as much time as we need" attitude, they deserve some flack for Cyberpunk.
Oh so it's an actual video game was kind of confused whether it's going to be a table top game or a video game and was too lazy to check.
I'm depressed right now :( going to play DS III to cheer up hahahahaha
No, really, I'm like obsessed with this game. I cannot believe that they are just starting >.<
That's great! Hopefully they will get as much time as they need to make their first Cyberpunk game truly amazing,
How I love CD Projekt !!! This is what Bethesda needs to do with their Engine before new Elder Scrolls or IP !
Huh?! That's like being told "okay we're ready to start working on Uncharted 4 now"
itll be out in 2077
Bloody hell. How much longer? At this rate i fear it could end up with the Duke Nukem Forever syndrome if you know what i mean. Well i hope they dont cancel like the recent Tekken VS Street Fighter.
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