We got to see the trailer of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft’s E3 Press Event last week. We also got the release date for the game (April 16, 2020). And now we have a few new updates from the developers CD Projekt RED.
The E3 Demo Was Running On A PC
The gameplay demo that was shown during the E3 press event was praised by many owing to its visual glory. But some had speculated, it was just too good to be running on any of the current gen consoles. Their doubts were confirmed by Marcin Momot, the global community lead at CD Projekt RED. He confirmed via a Tweet that the demo was actually running on a PC.
Gra jest pokazywana na PC.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) June 13, 2019
The tweets are in Polish. The initial tweet translate as:
“@ Marcin360 Is it true that you showED Cyberpunk 2077 on Ps4 Pro? Forbes says So.”
Marcin’s response, also in Polish, translates as:
“The game WAS shown on PC.”
Here’s the full 48-minute gameplay video in case you’ve missed it:
CD Projekt RED Would Love to have the game on Next Gen Consoles
CD Projekt RED is set to be released on April, 2020. That’s before the Xbox Scarlett (coming on the holiday season of 2020) and the yet unannounced release date of the PS5. That means Cyberpunk 2077 could be one of the last high profile games to bid farewell to the current gen of consoles. But as it turns out, developers CD Projekt RED would love to port the game to next gen consoles as well.
The game’s lead quest designer, Paweł Sasko, spoke about this in an interview with Eurogamer.
“Right now we’re focusing on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but obviously in the future we’d probably like to have Cyberpunk 2077 on the next platforms. But that’s really a matter for the future, to be honest. Right now we’re focusing on these.”
Sasko’s remark makes sense as the current gen of consoles are getting old. The developers would obviously love to port the game to the next gen consoles where it would look much better.
You Will Be Able to Explore Regions Outside Night City
Based on the gameplay, we can speculate that Night City, the main setting for the game, will be an exciting place to explore. The designers have done an awesome job with the artwork and the maps. But it seems like the gameplay won’t be limited to that.
Paweł Sasko also confirmed that players will be able to explore regions outside Night City.
“But the game isn’t only Night City. There’s an area surrounding it, the Badlands. You can leave the city and explore, see what the world looks like outside the city”
Sasko said that the Badlands will have quests and contracts as well. He also added that gamers will be sent their as part of the main story as well.
Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on April 16, 2020 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. If you’re looking to play Cyberpunk 2077 on a gaming PC, you might be interested in our article on the best gaming PC build for under $1000. You might also want to check out our reviews of the best prebuilt gaming PCs.