CD PROJEKT RED CEO Plans to Keep Cyberpunk 2077 September Launch on Track

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Cyberpunk 2077
Image Credit: CD PROJEKT RED

It has become all too, and understandably, common with recent events that many events are getting delays. This particular game has already experienced its own setbacks. From its large ambitions to quality assurance CD PROJEKT RED has set the bar high for this release. The games development began around their 2015 release of The Witcher 3. In light of the many new challenges brought on by COVID-19 CEO Adam Kiciński would like everyone to know it will still arrive in September.

Cyberpunk 2077
Image Credit: CD PROJEKT RED

Detailed in the latest management board report we see a number of milestones. It begins with the landmark official release date given on June 9th, 2019. Given at Microsoft Conference in Los Angeles they also announced the cameo of Keanu Reeves. The game’s trailer now has over 50 million views. This plateau, however, also comes with a delay announcement in January.

“The sheer complexity of Night City means that we need a few extra months to polish all of the game’s aspects. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuing understanding, trust and support extended to us in the wake of the announcement.”

The present and future

Shortly after January the world changed for all with the arrival of COVID-19. Many games, gaming events, and technology, have been delayed or cancelled. Adam closes the report with the following statement.

“Since mid-March we have been working from home, while ensuring continuity of all our of operations. Our goals haven’t changed; first and foremost, we intend to release Cyberpunk 2077 in September. We feel motivated and have the necessary tools at our disposal to meet this goal. We also believe that our longstanding strategy of avoiding debt and accumulating cash reserves makes us well prepared to meet any hardships which may be in store during these troubled times.”

A lot can happen between now and September. Things may get worse and we all hope they get better. There should be no doubt about their commitment to Cyberpunk 2077 however. Marketing and multi-platform strategies are evident everywhere. They’ve even set sights on developing more games.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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