According to a recent tweet from CD Projekt Red, the company has switched over to remote work due to the corona virus. However, they are reassuring fans that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming along fine and should launch on schedule in September. At the time of writing, it doesn’t seem like they’re expecting any further delays.
With the current global upset caused by COVID-19, everybody is doing their best to keep things going as normally as possible. Naturally, all companies that can afford to switch their employees to working from home are doing so, and CD Projekt Red is no exception. According to the tweet they shared, they’ve been “adapting to the situation,” as well as “rolling out preventive measures” and “upgrading equipment and infrastructure” in order to guarantee the safety of their employees and allow everybody that can to work from home.
As a result of their efforts, CDPR has “switched to full remote work as long as it is needed.” And, while those are certainly new and not necessarily ideal conditions, the good news is that the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing on schedule. In other words, barring any other hiccups, the game will launch on September 17th. After all, Cyberpunk is in the late polishing stages, meaning that the game is pretty much ready to go. And besides, speaking of not-ideal working conditions, crunch is certainly up there, too, but we kinda let it happen regardless. I’d imagine that crunching is a little more bearable if done from the comfort of your home.
In closing, I just wanna say that it’s nice to see the support CDPR is getting in the responses. Everyone is absolutely ready to accept another delay if necessary, as long as the team remains safe. That’s the attitude we should all have in the face of this crisis. Don’t be like that one garbage person that is threatening to cancel their preorder if the game doesn’t launch in September. We should be better than that as a species.