The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) that humanity is experiencing has affected several video game companies, which have had to adapt to new working strategies. It is a situation that has caused delays and caused enormous uncertainty in future releases. Luckily, it seems that this situation will not affect Cyberpunk 2077.
In a post on its official website that served as a retrospective on everything that happened last year, CD Projekt RED spoke a bit about their current situation. The first thing the company has made clear is that its team has been working at home since mid-March and that they have all the tools to facilitate remote work.
This reality makes CD Projekt RED trust Cyberpunk 2077 to release in September 2020, as stipulated after the RPG was delayed earlier in the year.
“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. Our plans haven’t changed – we’re steaming towards the September release of Cyberpunk,” said Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt RED.
As we mentioned earlier, COVID-19 has affected the plans of several video game studios. One of the most notorious examples is that of Naughty Dog, a company that delayed The Last of Us: Part II indefinitely due to logistics problems generated by the quarantine.
However, it should also be noted that other companies have also had problems. For example, Xbox Game Studios recognized that the global situation could have an impact on their projects. Likewise, Bethesda announced that an expansion for Fallout 76 had to be delayed due to the complicated comment they went through.