Several years. CD Projekt Red has been working on its own ambitious Blade Runner-style project. Using the Cyberpunk brand, they set a goal of creating a western role-playing game based on the future. They worked and worked, as the world talked about The Witcher, until they decided they could reveal their developing creation. It seemed so far from launching, so far from existing. However, CDPR has commented that Cyberpunk 2077 is entering the last stage of its development. Not much missing.
In its latest financial document, CD Projekt Red has reported on various of its expenses and income. Something that stands out is that this last quarter has been the most successful in the history of the company. They have never reported as much income and profit as they have this year. This is one of the reasons why CDPR has managed to overtake Ubisoft to become the largest video game developer in Europe. The important thing about this document is that, in several places, it is mentioned that Cyberpunk 2077 is already finishing its development.
For example, page 9 contains information on your spending for the previous quarter, and it mentions that “This [cost] increase is primarily due to the continued development of Cyberpunk 2077, which has entered the intense final phase prior to launch.” This is repeated on page 35, which also highlights that Cyberpunk is in its “last phase of development.” Somewhat worrying is that CD Projekt Red has been repeatedly accused of labor exploitation. Hopefully the workers don’t have to suffer as much as they did with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on September 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.