CD Projekt Red has commented on the status of Cyberpunk 2077 development for PS4 and Xbox One, calling it a next-generation game.
In a recent teleconference call which also had a transcript posted officially by CD Projekt Red, the developers confirmed the game was ready to play on PC and next-generation consoles but they had issues running it on the PS4 and Xbox One, which led to the current delay.
During the teleconference call, CD Projekt Red’s CEO Adam Kicinski elaborated on the technical issues that they encountered during the development of Cyberpunk 2077.
“I think we should have had the game playable at earlier stages. With such a big game, too many things may have been put together at a late stage. We should have had more playable builds earlier, ” said Adam.
“Well, what can I add? We’re particularly focused on the content and on delivering the greatest games, but at the same time we believe we can organize the technical side by putting together playable versions earlier than before.”
Adam stressed that this had nothing to do with the multiplayer, which is going to be a different project. “Regarding multiplayer – it’s a different project; we actually have initial prototypes and will keep them running throughout the whole course of production.”
“And of course there is one more thing: targeting future releases – probably – just for next-gen will help a lot. We are releasing a game which is, to be honest, a next-gen game, and we’re preparing it for fairly old machines, which poses certain unique challenges that won’t occur in future projects – at least in the next one.”
Cyberpunk 2077 has recently been delayed from its November 19 release date to December 10. It will be available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PS5, and Xbox Series S|X.