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Gaming • Mar 12, 2019

When is Cyberpunk 2077 coming out? Release date, gameplay and beta info

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CD Projekt RED, the makers of Witcher 3, are working on an other massive RPG called Cyberpunk 2077. We have compiled release date information as well as what you can expect when the Cyberpunk 2077 release date approaches.

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RED is notorious for their "when it's ready" approach to releasing games, meaning fans usually have to wait a long time to get their hands on whatever the studio is making. However, this strategy results in open-world games that launch to rave reviews, so the hype around the Cyberpunk 2077 release is building.

Although Cyberpunk 2077 is firmly in the "when it's ready" category, there are hints that the game will be ready for release soon.

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When is Cyberpunk 2077 release date?

Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to release by 2021 at the very latest, however it could come as soon as Fall of 2019. CD Projekt RED has not given a firm release date and development of the game may not have been going on as long as you thought.

The game was announced way back in 2012, but RED clarified that the studio was still split between working on Witcher 3 DLC and Cyberpunk 2077. Once the last DLC released for Witcher 3 in May of 2016, full development of Cyberpunk 2077 was underway.

With some form of development happening for a few years, followed by three years of full development, Cyberpunk 2077 should be releasing soon. As discussed below, we could get a release date at E3 2019.

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Will Cyberpunk 2077 be at E3 2019?

Yes, Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3 2019. CD Projekt RED confirmed the game’s presence at E3 through a tweet.

"Yes, we will be at E3 [in 2019]," the developer said.

Cyberpunk 2077 already showed off gameplay during Microsoft’s E3 conference in 2018, so expect to find and even more finalized version and maybe even a playable floor demo, along with a release date during the 2019 edition of E3.

Cyberpunk 2077 characters driving over to E3.

Will there be a beta for Cyberpunk 2077?

Those hoping for a chance to get their hands on Cyberpunk 2077 before the release date will be disappointed. The team said there are no plans to have an open or closed beta of Cyberpunk 2077.

Saying there are no plans is slightly different than saying there will not be a beta, since plans could change as Cyberpunk 2077 gets closer to release. But, it is not looking likely for a Cyberpunk 2077 beta.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Information

Now that we know to expect Cyberpunk 2077 in the near future, it is worth taking a look at what kind of game it will be.

Will Cyberpunk 2077 be first-person?

In a drastic change for CD Projekt RED, Cyberpunk 2077 will primarily be a first-person shooter. There will still be plenty of third-person action as well, notably in driving scenes, that should make fans of the Witcher series fell at home.

There's already a 48 minute demo of uncut Cyberpunk 2077, which shows a variety of gameplay mechanics - all of which are subject to change.

Will Cyberpunk 2077 have a battle royale mode?

According to RED, the multiplayer portion of Cyberpunk 2077 will not be a battle royale. The developer left no doubts when responding to a fan who asked if battle royale will be a part of the game, responding with a humorous "no" GIF.

You can customize your character in Cyberpunk 2077.

Can you create your character in Cyberpunk 2077?

Yes, there will be an extensive character creator in Cyberpunk 2077 that will let you fine tune the look of your character. Also of interest is the ability to customize your character's background, which will lead to different narrative paths later in the game.

How big is the map in Cyberpunk 2077?

We already have some interesting details about the map in Cyberpunk 2077, which will, unsurprisingly, be "huge".

There are a total of six districts in Night City, but how large they are isn't an exact science. Because there is a lot verticality, the map will be both wide and tall - so precise square meters of space is difficult to tell. 

Cyberpunk 2077's official Facebook page gave this response when asked about map size compared to the Witcher 3.

As more information about Cyberpunk 2077 is released (or leaked), we will keep this story updated, as the 2019 is sure to be full of new details about one of the most anticipated games in recent memory.

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