In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CD Projekt Red has made clear that it’s still working hard to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 on time later this year.
As the world continues to learn how to grapple with the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, also known more formally as COVID-19, many have started to shift to working from home rather than continuing to venture out in public. The same can be said for a variety of studios in the video game industry, with developers like Rockstar Games and Bungie already announcing that its employees have started working remotely in recent days.
Now, Polish developer CD Projekt Red has announced that it is following suit in order to protect its developers. In a recent message that was shared on Twitter, CD Projekt Red stated that the studio has now shifted “to full remote work for as long as it is needed.” The message continued on saying, “We think this will grant every team member the highest level of personal health safety.”
Perhaps most importantly, CD Projekt Red made clear in its message that in spite of this new work setup for many at the studio, the forthcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is still fully planned to arrive later this year in September. “And while this is all a bit new to everyone, we are rising to the challenge and showing no signs of stopping in our effort to bring you some kick-ass role-playing action in September,” CD Projekt Red said.
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) March 16, 2020
While there are absolutely more important things to worry about in the world today other than a release date for a video game, it’s good to hear that Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming launch is not currently planned to be impacted by this new working situation for the studio. Of course, if this remote work setup continues far longer than the CD Projekt Red may plan for and work on the game starts to stifle, launch plans could absolutely change.
Essentially, any video game that is set to arrive in the coming months could easily have its release date pushed back due to the impact of the coronavirus. We’re certainly in uncharted waters when it comes to something of this nature so it’s hard to know exactly how it could affect development pipelines and release dates/windows for games. At this point, all we can do it take things day by day and see how these situations continue to develop.
As of now, Cyberpunk 2077 is set to launch later this year on September 17, 2020, for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.