Cyberpunk 2077 is still on schedule, despite Covid-19

09 April 2020 - 12:30 By Christine King
A scene from the upcoming game 'Cyberpunk 2077', due out later this year.
A scene from the upcoming game 'Cyberpunk 2077', due out later this year.
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Due to CD Projekt Red’s rapid response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 remains on track for a September release. So just breathe - it’s going to be fine.

In their latest earnings report, CD Projekt Red detailed their response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. By March, the game developer had already taken a number of steps to protect their people. This included:

  • shifting the majority of their workforce to work from home (save for a rotating skeleton crew required to perform critical tasks in the office);
  • improving office ventilation;
  • installing hand sanitiser dispensers for those who had to remain in-office; and
  • cancelling all cross-border and international travel, including appearances at both local and international fairs and conferences.

The company also invested in “additional technical infrastructure and supporting software” to mitigate risks related to network bandwidth, hardware performance, and security issues.

All remote work stations are encrypted and protected by security software purchased specifically to keep their data safe.

All of this means that it’s unlikely that Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed again - not because of Covid-19, anyway.

All critical processes continue to be carried out properly and development work remains on schedule.

The only impact CD Projekt Red believes the pandemic will have is an increase in digital sales (already significantly higher than physical ones), meaning they might focus more on digital releases in the future.

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