CD Projekt RED will be in attendance at E3 2018 in June, Adam Kiciński during a 2017 financial results event. While Kiciński was trying to stay tight-lipped about CDPR’s upcoming project, Cyberpunk 2077, he did let slip that its E3 plans would be announced shortly before E3. Aside from a return for Gwent, it seems safe to assume that CD Projekt RED intends to at least say something in regards to Cyberpunk 2077.
Along with this, we did also get a few other teeny, tiny tidbits of info from Kiciński.
Firstly, Cyberpunk 2077 will obviously be the most technologically advanced game CDPR has ever made. Kiciński says it’s being developed to take advantage of future hardware generations, which we take as a strong hint that CDPR is planning to support newer technologies such as real-time ray tracing, as well as, potentially, the next generation of consoles. If Cyberpunk 2077 is out in 2019, it would be a bit of a crying shame of its scope was limited by seven-year-old console tech.
It’s worth reinforcing though, no console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 have actually been announced yet. Logically it would seem CD Projekt RED is perhaps planning to launch on PC first, and then rolling out to consoles once the next-gen units are out. That’s total speculation for now but it seems to be a likely scenario.
On the gameplay front, Kiciński says that unlike The Witcher series, there will be a character creation tool as well as multiple classes and roles to pick from. Players will be able to build a character to their liking, which fits in with the Cyberpunk theme and should also encourage replayability. He also said players will be able to move in three-dimensions, which appears to be hinting at a degree of vertical movement, perhaps flying vehicles or maybe even the power to climb anything provided you have the right augments.
Lastly, the thorny issue of multiplayer. Kiciński reiterated that the priority absolutely is a huge, single-player experience with a deep narrative. Online features may come at a later point, but it doesn’t sound as if they plan to include multiplayer in Cyberpunk 2077 at launch.