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When is Cyberpunk 2077 coming out? Release date, leaks and latest info

Published: 28/Jun/2019 13:38 Updated: 5/Feb/2020 16:35

by David Purcell

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The January 2020 announcement that the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 will be pushed back to a later release date was met with a bittersweet response from fans. CD Projekt Red will have longer to perfect their expected hit, so in the meantime, let’s look at everything we know so far.

This game has been one of the most highly anticipated since its developer first announced they were developing it back in 2012, and now – seven years on – fans were finally been given an expected release date at E3 2019.

CD Projekt RED have already revealed a few details about the next installment in the Cyberpunk franchise, though, with many leaks and rumors to give fans an idea of how things will play out when it eventually hits the shelves.

CD Projekt REDCyberpunk 2077’s map looks absolutely incredible, from what we’ve seen so far.

When is Cyberpunk 2077 coming out? 

During the Xbox conference at E3 2019, movie star Keanu Reeves, who was revealed to be in the game during the preceding E3 trailer, revealed an original release date of April 26, 2020.

However, on January 16, 2020, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 “won’t make the April release window” and rescheduled for September 17, 2020.

In their announcement, they acknowledged that the game is “complete and playable” but that they needed “more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing.”

While many fans obviously expressed disappointment, the announcement was generally met with understanding and appreciation for the developer’s choice to perfect the game rather than rush it out.

What do we know about Cyberpunk 2077 so far?

We could easily write reams and reams about expected features, rumors, or details about Cyberpunk 2077 (as there’s a lot out there!) but we’ll try to keep it as snappy as possible for you.

Generally speaking, fans have already been given a 48-minute gameplay reveal trailer, followed by snippets of information about how story mode will work, the size of the map, character creation tools, and more.

Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reveal trailer

Cyberpunk 2077 story mode details

As is the case with many roleplaying experiences, Cyberpunk 2077 will be judged on the quality and complexity of its story mode, and fans have already been given some insight about different aspects of the campaign.

First of all, we already know that the map will be “huge”, which should come as no surprise. This was confirmed by the official Cyberpunk Facebook page, which revealed Night City – the game’s main setting – will hold six different districts, all of which will be jam-packed with huge buildings for players to explore.

The following was posted by the page: “Floors stack. The Witcher 3 was, in a way, much flatter – the activities were scattered. Here, the world can be huge, but it can be huge upwards or downwards.”

MicrosoftKeanu Reeves shocked the world at E3 2019 by revealing not just Cyberpunk 2077’s release date, but his involvement too!

In an interview with OnMSFT, producer John Mamais says Cyberpunk will feature around 75 ‘street stories’, which he describes as sidequests designed to explore the world and level up a character. He also said all the quests are custom done, with nothing automatically or procedurally generated.

Character creation will have a huge impact 

Players will not only be able to carve their own story, but depending on what type of character they create, the missions they undertake will differ – according to quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz. And, there’s even more layers to the story than just that.

“There are many ways to complete missions based on how you’ve created your character,” Tomaszkiewicz said during an interview with AreaJugones, where he suggested quests would be more complex than other games developed by RED.

CD Projekt REDCharacter creation looks to be on another level in Cyberpunk 2077.

He continued: “In The Witcher, we had a basic loop in the gameplay, finding non-linearity in the missions section. This time, the gameplay will also have a non-linear character. I think this is where the big difference lies in terms of the complexity of our missions.”

Cyberpunk 2077 will allow fans to create the perfect aesthetic for their character and even piece together their backstory.

Aside from this information, we now know – as of July 1- that Cyberpunk 2077 will have a total of three origin stories available for players to follow. The route that they take, however, will depend on a number of factors.

“The player in Cyberpunk 2077 can create a custom character that has one of three origin stories, that we call lifepaths: you can be Nomad, Corpo, or Street Kid,” lead quest designer Pawel Sasko revealed when speaking to VG247.

“Each of that lifepaths has a different starting location and story background that are strongly connected with the origin story. Anything more I say can reveal too much from the story, so I will leave it like this.”

CD Projekt REDShape the backstory of your character in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk will have minigames to rival Witcher’s Gwent

One of the most lauded features of The Witcher 3 is one of its minigames, Gwent, and Cyberpunk 2077 is set to have its own alternatives. Senior level designer Miles Tost has announced hacking, driving, and other minigames in a Tumblr Q&A video.

“A cool thing about this minigame [hacking] is that it’s not a binary thing, it’s not so much about success and failure so much as how big you win,” the design chief said.

“The fantasy behind it being that the better you are at this hacking procedure, the more control you get over the actual network that you’re hacking. And that manifests in additional rewards on top of your main objective, being added to you and maybe your inventory.”

CD Projekt REDGwent, the popular card game in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Other Cyberpunk 2077 details

CD Projekt Red has confirmed in multiple interviews that multiplayer will be included in the game, but that the team will be solely devoted to single-player until long after the initial release date. Don’t expect multiplayer for a while, and don’t expect much info about it for a while as well.

What we do know for certain, though, is that talk of this game requiring a lot of space on our hard drives looks to be an absolute certainty. In fact, according to a PlayStation store page, we’ll need 80gb of free space (minimum!) to play it.

To give players an idea of just how big the download would be, that’s larger than The Witcher 3 and all of its DLC combined.

Producer John Mamais said he was worried if Cyberpunk 2077 would work on Nintendo Switch, but acknowledged that they put Witcher 3 on Switch when they initially thought it was “too heavy.”

Last updated on February 5, 2020.


So, there you have it! That’s everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077 so far, but we’ll keep updating this article in the future with more news, leaks, and rumors when they’re made available to us.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 17 predictions: Muller, Insigne, Stones

Published: 18/Jan/2021 14:21

by Connor Bennett

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FIFA 21’s Team of the Week 17 is on the horizon in Ultimate Team. While Team of the Year might be the focus of some players, this could set could have some nice cards. So, here are our predictions. 

With the FA Cup getting underway last week, Team of the Week 16 gave EA the chance to shine the spotlight on some other leagues while also adding in a handful of standout players.

This week, as we approach TOTW 17, English sides are eligible again, and should feature a decent bit as there were a few outstanding performances. Of course, though, we’ll still get players from all over the globe.

So, without any further ado, here are our predictions for FIFA 21’s Team of the Week 17. 

Alisson Becker in FIFA 21
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Liverpool’s Alisson Becker should be a shoe-in for TOTY, but deservers other cards.

This week our predictions are headed by two players who could end up with a Team of the Year card – Liverpool’s Alisson Becker and Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller. Alisson saved the Reds a point in a tight game against Manchester United.

Elsewhere, we’ve included Matheus Pereira for his MOTM performance for West Brom against Wolves, Lorenzo Insigne for his goals and assist for Napoli, and Nicolo Barella for his performance against Juventus. 

Ajax’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is a bit of a throwback, as he hasn’t a TOTW card in forever. However, he deserves one for lifting the Amsterdam side to a late win over FC Twente. 

FIFA 21 TOTW 17 Predictions | Team of the Week 17

  • GK: Alisson – Liverpool
  • GK: Stefan Ortega – Arminia Bielefeld
  • LB: Layvin Kurzawa – PSG
  • RB: Thomas Meunier – Borussia Dortmund
  • RB: Sofiane Alakouch – Nimes
  • CB: Patrick Mainka – FC Heidenheim
  • CB: John Stones – Manchester City
  • CDM: Peter Zulj – RSC Anderlecht
  • CM: Youri Tielemans – Leicester City
  • CM: Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar 
  • CM: Tanguy Ndombele – Spurs
  • CM: Nicolò Barella – Inter Milan
  • RM: Salvador Agra – CD Tondela
  • LM: Sammy Ameobi – Nottingham Forest
  • CAM: Luis Alberto – Lazio
  • CAM: Matheus Pereira – West Brom
  • CAM: Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich 
  • LW: Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
  • ST: Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
  • ST: Donyell Malen – PSV
  • ST: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – Ajax
  • ST: Luka Jovic – Frankfurt
  • ST: Charlie Wyke – Sunderland

TOTW 17 Silver Star predcition – Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo

In terms of a Silver Stars prediction, we’ve gone with Crotone’s Nigerian striker Simeon Nwankwo – who is simply known as Simy in FIFA. 

The 28-year-old bagged two goals and chipped in with an assist during the win over Benevento, and should get a nice boost to the top end of the current silver cards. 

Obviously, these are purely our predictions for TOTW 17 and aren’t official in any way. EA might decide to hold certain players back because of TOTY – though, that is set to be revealed “later in January. 

Either way, it’s only a short wait until we know who is in TOTW 17 as the new cards will be released on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 PM GMT.