It was announced last week that Cyberpunk 2077 would be suffering a delay until September, having previously been scheduled to launch in April. However, don’t be jumping to the conclusion that this automatically confirms a next generation release is happening because the developers have said that it isn’t.
Even though they are thinking about it, along with the next Xbox.
Fans online were quick to put two and two together. But according to a recent investor’s update, those calculations don’t add up to (PS)5. Instead, they remain very much fixed on a PlayStation 4 title only – at least for now. And nothing has changed.
Except for the release date, eh, CD Projekt Red?
But despite these denials, the team did admit it is privy to a lot of information regarding the upcoming hardware change. And it sounds like they’re tempted to make a port at some point. But they also come across as a studio who always wants to be making the next big thing, which suggests to me that if it isn’t already on the cards, they’d probably pass it over in favour of a new project.
One that is designed specifically with the PlayStation 5 in mind, that can take advantage of all its vast improvements in playing experience and will be another award winning hit.
But they could delegate the port, I guess, and do both.
For those of you who want it from the Cyberpunk’s mouth, the statement read officially as:
“Cyberpunk is right now heading for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Nothing has changed in regards to the plans”.
“We’re of course looking at the next generation all the time. We’re privy to a lot of information on what’s going on with these platforms, but frankly speaking, we have nothing to share now related to that.”
What do you think – are they bluffing? Or can they really afford to forego an early PS5 release whilst they deliberate their position? We might not be investors but give us your update below.