Up front: Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has not officially confirmed a release date for its next game, and insisted "it's still not the time to confirm anything" in a letter concealed in the new E3 trailer. But we're fairly confident that it will be out in 2019. At the very least, we think that's what CDPR is targeting.
This isn't baseless speculation or empty hype-stoking; there are good reasons to think this, so let's run through them.
First and most importantly, CDPR has just said Cyberpunk 2077 is targeting the Current Console Generation. Media had a behind-closed-doors screening of the game at E3, and many were so impressed that they declared it simply cannot be a current-gen game. That includes our own Matt Purslow, whose reaction to the demo you can see in the video below.
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Plenty of people felt the same way, which is why Game Informer asked CDPR if Cyberpunk is a next-gen game. Designer Patrick Mills says "I've heard a number of people say that. The current Console Generation is what we're aiming for. We are aiming for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and of course PC as well."
You probably know that the Current Console generation is drawing to a close, but the sun may set sooner than you thought - as soon as 2020, in fact.