Cyberpunk 2077 will likely be shown at this year’s E3, according to CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński.
Speaking at the company’s financial results conference yesterday, in response to a question that asked if the title will be shown at E3, Kiciński stated that “we haven’t announced that yet”, expanding later that the company “will announce it right before”.
The announcement in question could be anything, from CD Projekt’s absence at E3 this June, to a new expansion for Gwent, but Kiciński appeared to be alluding that a gameplay update for Cyberpunk is on the cards.
Kiciński went on to expand about some gameplay and technological details for the project, including the admittance that the game will “deliver players a huge, story-driven role-playing game for a single player”, hoping to “integrate online components at some point” after release.
A possible port for the Switch was also denied, with Kiciński stating that the console simply was not powerful enough to handle Cyberpunk.
“When talking about our larger games, we are focusing on the strongest devices out there, the high-spec PCs and consoles […] we don’t plan Nintendo Switch releases for now.”
In fact, the director implied that no current consoles will be strong enough to run the game, so Cyberpunk may find itself as the catalyst for the next generation of technology:
“Technology-wise, Cyberpunk is very advanced. Our technology is ready to interface with future generations. The game is developed in such a way that it can use very powerful future equipment, but I cannot tell you more beyond that today, as no future generation of consoles has been announced.”
This comment is the largest indicator that Cyberpunk is still a long way off, even with a brand new studio at CD Projekt’s disposal.
Unsurprisingly, Kiciński reiterated that the game, much like other CD Projekt titles, will feature no microtransactions and that the title will be “a single-player game purchased for a one-off fee”.
Very little was given away in terms of gameplay details, but Cyberpunk will follow a class-based RPG system, and will mirror the same narrative depth and non-linear design as The Witcher series.