Cyberpunk 2077 has officially entered the final stages of its development. CD Projekt Red revealed the information through a comment made about their third-quarter financial report.

In their statement, CD Projekt Red claimed that the game was in its final “most-intensive” stages of development. What exactly the company meant by that is vague, but considering how grandiose in size Cyberpunk 2077 is supposed to be, it's not hard to imagine that the developers of the game are in crunch time. Cyberpunk is set to release mid-April, so the team still has around four months at the very least to get everything finished.

The financial report itself revealed that the company’s spending had increased due to Cyberpunk 2077’s development, something that isn't too surprising. CD Projekt Red already stated that the game was ambitious. In fact, more reimgs are going into Cyberpunk than the Witcher 3, a game famous for how massive it is. On the bright side, the report did also say that CD Projekt Red's revenue was up by 7%, so the game isn't hurting them at all.

The game has been in development since 2012, and even though CD Projekt Red didn’t start focusing on it until it finished up with The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion, its been in development for seven years. Despite all that time behind it, the sheer scale of Cyberpunk still had some fans worried that it wouldn’t make its scheduled release date. It's not uncommon for games smaller in size to have pushbacks, so it seemed definite that Cyberpunk would be heading down this road. CD Projekt Red itself said that it was working on a “tight deadline.” The team even cut some of the content initially planned to be in the game at its release and save it for later.

Still, CD Projekt Red has gone out of its way to try and complete Cyberpunk in time. It partnered with other developers such as Digital Scapes and Nvidia and opened a new development studio to hire more people. The team working on Cyberpunk is over 500 strong, twice the amount that was working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. There is, of course, still no guaranteed that the game will make the deadline, but barring any unexpected setbacks, it’s looking like it should. Here's hoping that things go according to plan for both fans and the developers.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on April 16, 2020 on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.

Source: GamingBolt