After last week’s “beep”, hype for Cyberpunk 2077 has been kicking into overdrive. Polish website GRYOnline has been fanning the flames with apparent confirmation that Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3 2018 in a playable state.
According to the website, multiple sources have confirmed to them that CD Project RED is preparing a Cyberpunk 2077 trailer for E3 2018, as well as a behind-closed-doors playable demo for the press.
If true, this ties in pretty neatly with The Witcher 3’s launch cycle, which saw an E3 2013 gameplay reveal before the press could go hands on. Ultimately, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt didn’t wind up launching for a further two years thanks to numerous delays, although we’re hopeful CDPR is a little more assured about its release schedule this time around.
As for E3 2018, and I can’t believe I’m writing about this already, it takes place from June 12th through to June 14th. Bearing in mind the Twitter activity, I think it’s reasonable to assume GRYOnline is onto something here.
Also, whilst digging into Cyberpunk 2077 a bit, I wasn’t actually aware that it’s currently a PC exclusive. CDPR is unwilling to confirm for sure that it’ll be coming to consoles. I think it most assuredly is (The Witcher 3 sold gangbusters), but there is the consideration that CD Projekt is going all out on Cyberpunk 2077, making the most of the capabilities of a high-end PC, before then seeing if it can work on consoles.
Should Cyberpunk 2077 be launching in 2019 or later, I think it’s conceivable that CDPR brings Cyberpunk to PC first before holding out for the next-gen console launches with more capable processors. This would prevent CD Projekt RED from being hamstrung by the current consoles’ weak CPUs, an important factor when trying to create a dense, futuristic metropolis that relies heavily on processor horsepower.
Anyway, enough of my speculating, what do you think the chances are we'll see Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 this year? Does this change when you think it'll launch? Let us know!