The official E3 2018 website has been updated with an attendees list, and one, in particular, stands out. CD Projekt RED will be in attendance on the show floor, and they’re listed as exhibiting a role-playing game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Naturally enough, the internet is awash with chatter that this is none other than Cyberpunk 2077, CDPR’s sci-fi RPG announced all the way back in 2012. The official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account sprung into life for the first time in four years in January, intimating that CDPR is gearing up for a proper real of Cyberpunk 2077 at some point in 2018.
It joins further rumours from Polish gaming site GRYOnline earlier this year that a new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 will be shown at E3 2018 and the game will be playable behind closed doors.
If your jets need cooling, there is one potential spanner in the works. Cyberpunk 2077 has never been announced for consoles, and there is every chance this E3 booking is purely show off Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, which is still in a beta phase. The single-player campaigns feature proper RPG elements, so this would certainly fall under that banner. Some sites are suggesting the ‘RPG’ listing precludes in from being Gwent, but we’re not necessarily sure that’s the case.
Whatever it ends up being, that simple tease from the Twitter account means we’re surely going to hear something, anything, about Cyberpunk 2077 this year. We’ve just approached three years since The Witcher 3 launched, so the time is certainly ripe for CD Projekt RED to unleash its next RPG.
Do you think we could see Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 this year? When do you think it’s going to be ready for release?