In a bit of good news from Cyberpunk 2077 developer and publisher CD Projekt Red, the Polish company revealed that their wildly anticipated upcoming game will not be delayed due to the global pandemic.
While there are certainly plenty of games that are being delayed right now, including all Japanese releases due to the shut down of the country’s rating board, CERO, that Cyberpunk 2077 is currently on track is a shining glimmer of hope.
The company also announced that the game is to have “no less DLC than The Witcher 3“, the game that arguably put them on the map as a God-tier triple-A development house.
The Witcher 3 has two massive downloadable content packs, Heart of Stone and Blood and Wine, both of which were incredibly well received and were lauded as being large enough to be standalone games unto themselves.
In addition, at least some of the downloadable content will include a multiplayer component.
With Cyberpunk 2077‘s sprawling open world, could it be that CD Projekt Red is prepping a persistent online experience such as Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto Online? If so, the base game, Grand Theft Auto V, plus revenues from its online component garnered over $6 billion US Dollars in revenue as of April 2018. If the Polish publisher can garner even a tenth of this, they will see a 500% profit over their near-$100 million development cost.
The game, which was supposed to originally be due out on April 16th, was pushed to a Fall 2020 release, though a specific date hasn’t yet been provided.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC later this year.