No Current Plans For PS5, Xbox Series X Versions Of Cyberpunk 2077, Says CD Projekt Red
Which doesn't mean next-gen ports won't be made--they're just not being planned right now.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed, but the game is still only scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia. Even though the new launch date is much closer to the scheduled release window for both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, CD Projekt Red has revealed that there are no current plans to develop Cyberpunk 2077 as a cross-generation game.
"As of right now, Cyberpunk is heading for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC. Nothing has changed in regard to those plans," CD Projekt Red CFO Piotr Nielubowicz said on a teleconference call held to address questions about the new release date.
"We are going with the same plans that we set," CD Projekt Red joint CEO Adam Kiciński reiterated. "[Cyberpunk 2077] was always designed for [PS4 and Xbox One]. We are thinking about the next generation, but for now, we are focused on the current generation. That plan is still valid."
That said, in a previous financial report, according to Wccftech, Kiciński said, "If there is an opportunity for us to launch Cyberpunk for another generation, we would want to do this probably." So there's still a fairly strong possibility of Xbox Series X and PS5 versions of Cyberpunk 2077 being made, even if there are no plans to do so right now.
CD Projekt Red isn't worried that it is releasing the game when newer, more powerful consoles are available, even during one of the busiest times of the year for game launches. "We believe that our game--a big single-player RPG with a great story--will find its place in the market regardless of the date," CD Projekt Red board member of SVP business development Michał Nowakowski said.
"There's always something happening no matter what time of the year you're looking at. The games industry is not an industry where you can say that any given month is safer for whatever reason. So in that regard, we don't see September as more threatening than April or June," Nielubowicz added.
Though, obviously, no scheduled release date for a video game is set in stone, CD Projekt Red is confident that Cyberpunk 2077 will hit its new release date and not need to be delayed again. "Yeah, we pretty much know and understand what aspects of the game still require work," Nowakowski said.
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