As stressful as it’s been for most of the world, 2020 has been a veritable “Valley of Plenty” for developer CD Projekt RED. The unprecedented success of Netflix’s The Witcher led to a resurgence in popularity for their 2015 title Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which set brand new concurrent player records even several years after its initial release. Plus, the expansive open world title has been featured on quite a few “Best Games to Play in Quarantine” lists.
CD Projekt RED has used the coins fans have tossed their way for a number of worthy causes. They’ve donated over a million dollars to COVID-19 relief efforts in Poland, and have focused on completing the development of upcoming dystopian adventure Cyberpunk 2077 without the need for any further delays.
Cyberpunk 2077 was originally scheduled to release in April, but was delayed to September 17 as the game required more testing. On April 9, Projekt RED head Adam Badowski confirmed that development was going well and no further delays should be necessary. Badowski also described the game as “in a complete form” and “looking better and better every day”.
Badowski has also announced that the game has been officially rated by the vast majority of game rating boards. Despite the current COVID-19 situation, the boards were able to rate the game very quickly, with the entire process taking only five weeks. Unfortunately, Projekt RED has not yet officially revealed what rating the game received. Hopefully, this will be announced at a later date.
Very happy to share some progress on this — Cyberpunk 2077 has already been rated by the vast majority of rating boards around the world. https://t.co/gwUXYOXpyb
— Adam Badowski (@AdamBadowski) April 9, 2020
Additionally, CD Projekt RED also recently spoke about future DLC plans for Cyberpunk 2077. Although the game has not even been released yet, the developer plans to release an amount of DLC “equivalent” to what was produced for Witcher 3. This is an especially exciting announcement for fans, as Witcher 3 received two critically acclaimed major expansions (Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine) as well as a number of smaller updates featuring new quests, weapons, armor, in-game quality of life adjustments, and more.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, players who purchase the upcoming Xbox Series X will receive a free upgrade allowing them to play the game on the next-generation console. It has not yet been announced if a similar upgrade will be available for the PlayStation 5.
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