CD Projekt Red have confirmed that they don't expect the coronavirus outbreak to further delay the development and release of Cyberpunk 2077, which is still on track for a release in September.
The studio have moved their development teams to remote working, which we reported on a few weeks ago, and the changes were a source of concern that plans for the game may have to change. The company however released a 2019 overview today that confirms the September release date is still on.
Speaking in the release, CEO of CD Projekt Red, Adam Kiciński, stated;
There is no shortage of motivation and we also possess all the tools needed to facilitate remote work. We’ve been operating in this mode for over three weeks and to-date results confirm that we can carry on with all our operations without major disruptions.
Most businesses are moving to remote working practices as a result of the outbreak, and CD Projekt Red are no exception. The company stated it has made the move for the personal safety of it's team, but does not expect the change to delay Cyberpunk 2077 beyond it's current September release window.
The game has already been delayed, but hopefully this situation won't result in any further delays. The future of how the coronavirus outbreak will progress is up in the air, however.
Many fans on Twitter have expressed that they'd rather the game be delayed than employees put at risk, however, but home working does seem like the appropriate move for the moment.
Hopefully the optimism holds over at CD Projekt Red, but with the developers already facing crunch to be able to get the game completed, we just hope the goal is realistic. We'll be sure to report any updates as we learn them.