Swedish games distributor Komplett may have spilled the sauce when Reddit users noticed that the entry for Cyberpunk 2077’s release date, which was previously empty, was suddenly filled in.
The long awaited title from CD Projekt Red, creator of the highly acclaimed Witcher 3 has been in development for quite some time, first announced over 4 years ago. The site Komplett now shows a release date of Septmeber 30, 2017, with the game becoming available for purchase on February 2, 2017. The accuracy of this speculative release date is considered to be high.
According to reports straight from the National Center for Research and Development in Poland – whom CDPR have asked for grants from in order to fund the new game – there will be the intention to create a fluid multiplayer experience in a detailed, breathing and original city. The application by the studio is said to include the intention to work on new technology to create a new city based on the formulas of “rules, AI, and automation.”
It appears as if the “seamless” quality of the multiplayer will play out hand-in-hand with the singer-player campaign and not make each mode mutually exclusive. It will form one cohesive gameplay experience that promotes a community feel to it. We wonder if there will be similar concerns of weather making the game unfair for multiplayer.
The team have also applied for grants for two trademarks named “Animation Excellence” and “Cinematic Feel”, which don’t give too much away but generally suggest techniques for design.