Years after its initial announcement, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally expected to get a proper reveal at E3 2018 next month. However, it’s possible that it may still have quite some time left in development, as CD Projekt Red is looking to hire a combat designer for the game.
The job listing for the combat encounter designer states that the person selected for the role will create and balance “all combat encounters” in Cyberpunk 2077. Since combat is likely an integral part of the Cyberpunk 2077 experience, it’s possible this is a sign that the game still has a ways to go before it will be released to the public.
If Cyberpunk 2077 still has another year or two in development before it hits store shelves, that should come as no surprise to fans. After all, the game is being billed as one of CD Projekt Red’s most ambitious projects to date, with it being much larger than the already massive Witcher 3, according to previous statements by the studio.
Cyberpunk 2077 possibly needing another year or two in development would actually match up with some previous rumors about the game. Technically, the game still has yet to be announced for PS4 or Xbox One, and CD Projekt Red has released marketing materials that suggest it is being built with “next-gen technology.” The running theory is that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a cross-gen release available for PS4 and Xbox One as well as the next Xbox and the PlayStation 5. If this is the case, a 2020 release, when many analysts think we’ll see next-gen consoles, seems like a distinct possibility.
Of course, it’s possible that Cyberpunk 2077 is actually very far along in development and will be available sooner than expected. It’s hard to say at this point since we’ve seen so little of the game in action, but hopefully CD Projekt Red’s presence at E3 2018 will offer some concrete details on what the ambitious project has in store for players.
Cyberpunk 2077 is in development for PC.
Source: CD Projekt Red