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CD Projekt confirms Cyberpunk 2077 isn't dead

by: Randy -
More On: Cyberpunk 2077

[UPDATE: Correct video posted now]

Last we heard of Cyberpunk 2077, developer CD Projekt RED (The Witcher trilogy) announced that an unidentified individual or individuals were in possession of a few internal files, some of which were documents allegedly connected to early designs for Cyberpunk 2077, and that the thieves were ransoming the whole lot. This was back in June.

I don't travel the seedy underbelly of The Dark Web (TM), so I don't know if these so-called Cyberpunk 2077 design documents were ever successfully ransomed, or if the thieves never got their money and did indeed release the files to the general public. I mean, I didn't see any further reporting on the issue from the press at large, so CD Projekt RED might've quietly paid the ransom, or it was simply a bluff and there was nothing valuable ransomed in the first place. The fact that CD Projekt RED put out any kind of official statement at all, however, seems indicative that at least something was at stake. Regardless, if there was anything worth announcing about Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED said they'd announce it.

Well, this isn't any kind of full-blown announcement. But in an intentionally dry "first half of 2017 financial results" video put out by CD Projekt Capital Group, we hear word (in Polish, I'm assuming, with subtitles) that they are "hard at work on our largest announced project to date—Cyberpunk 2077."

And that's it. That's all they say. Granted, a financial-results video is neither the time nor place to start digging into gameplay mechanics and world-building lore. So, with that in mind, it's still nice to hear that the game, based on Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop RPG, is at least a work in progress and not just vaporware. Yet. The game was first announced over four years ago, in 2013. 

Cyberpunk 2077 has been confirmed for PC, and not yet confirmed for consoles. But hey! It still exists!