Cyberpunk 2077: A Timeline of What We Know So Far
With its announcement seven years ago, we have learned a lot about CDProjekt Red's upcoming sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077.
Today is the seven-year anniversary for the official announcement of Cyberpunk 2077, CDProjekt Reds’ next ambitious project. It wasn’t until last year where we finally got a release date of April 16, 2020. Cyberpunk is arguably the most anticipated title coming out this year and has had quite an interesting development cycle. Since the title has met such a tremendous milestone I thought it would be fun to bring up everything that is worth mentioning regarding the development of the upcoming RPG.
- CDProjekt Red announces the title of their Cyberpunk project as “Cyberpunk 2077” during a conference in Warsaw. The developer also confirmed that it will be an open-world sandbox.
- – Developer CDProjekt Red announces in an interview with Eurogamer that Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer.
– At Siggraph 2013, CDProjekt Red shows in a presentation that Cyberpunk 2077 will have gameplay from both the first-person and third-person perspective.
- In an interview with IGN, CDProjekt Red Co-Founder Marcin Iwinski says that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a true RPG and include new gameplay elements.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt composer Marcin Przybyłowicz announces that he will be composing the music for Cyberpunk 2077.
- According to Reuters, CDProjekt Red’s CEO Adam Kicinski says that most of the team is focusing on The Witcher 3 until 2017, pushing Cyberpunk 2077 aside for the time being.
- CDProjekt Red Visual Effects Artist Jose Teixeira says that Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest project that the developer has worked on.
- President Adam Kiciński and Studio Head Adam Badowski say that Cyberpunk 2077 has become more ambitious than the studio originally planned.
- CDProjekt Red announces on Twitter that internal files of Cyberpunk 2077 were stolen and are being held for ransom from an unknown person or party.
- CDProjekt Red says that there will be “No Bullshit” when it comes to pricing or microtransactions in Cyberpunk 2077.
- CDProjekt Red announces a small new studio in Wrocław to work on Cyberpunk 2077.
- CEO Adam Kiciński says in a shareholders meeting that the company has taken action against the party that stole the internal files of Cyberpunk 2077, adding that there has been no leak of those files.
- Cyberpunk 2077 gets its first trailer at E3 2018 since its official announcement in 2013.
- CDProjekt Red sends out a press release detailing Night City, the main character V, and the types of activities that you can do in Cyberpunk 2077.
- CDPR confirms that Cyberpunk 2077 plays in first-person and that romance will be a feature.
- CDProjekt Red confirms on Twitter that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be exclusive to a specific PC platform.
- Cyberpunk 2077 gets a new video highlighting the development behind the game including that its progression is “far from over.”
- A European retail site suggests that Cyberpunk 2077 will release in November 2019 which later turns out to be false.
- After reports of development crunch, developer CDProjekt Red promises to bring a better work balance to its employees.
- Cyberpunk 2077 gets a new cinematic trailer at E3, announces Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand.
- CDProjekt Red says that there are three different projects in the sci-fi universe currently in development.
- CDPR confirms that you won’t be able to kill NPCs or children in Cyberpunk 2077.
- In an interview with Wccftech, UI Coordinator Alvin Liu says that there will be a Hardcore mode difficulty which will completely remove the UI along with other features.
- Cyberpunk 2077 is officially announced for Google Stadia at Gamescom 2019.
- In an interview with Eurogamer, Senior Concept Artist Marthe Jonkers says that multiplayer is still up in the air for Cyberpunk 2077 and that they are currently putting their main efforts into the single-player experience.
- Cyberpunk 2077 releases a new gameplay video leading up to PAX West 2019.
- CDProjekt Red confirms that multiplayer is indeed in development and will release sometime post-launch.
- CDPR says that they are looking at different options for a New Game Plus mode for Cyberpunk 2077.
- CDPR announces that there will be no binary gender options for Cyberpunk 2077’s character creation.
- In an interview with VGC, Level Designer Max Pears talks about how the DLC for The Witcher 3 may affect the DLC for Cyberpunk 2077.
- During a company earnings call CEO Adam Kicinski reportedly discussed how monetization will play in multiplayer for Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on April 16, 2020, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with a release later coming to Google Stadia. You can pre-order the game right now on Amazon to help support the site.
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