Many are keen to get their hands on the latest title by CD PROJEKT RED called Cyberpunk 2077. If the original plan would have worked out, we could already be playing it by now. However, the developer first announced a delay spanning to September 2020, and now they have updated the target release date to be November 19th, 2020. The game will be available for current-gen platforms on release and for next-gen consoles as they become available.
On the other hand, it is not that surprising to see projects in 2020 to be delayed. This is unfortunate but a common side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is, however, new video material to be shared. CD PROJEKT RED has shared the new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer titled “The Gig,” and there is also an announcement of an upcoming Netflix Original Anime series. The show will be called CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS and will be produced by the Japan-based animation company, studio TRIGGER, and is planned for 2022. You can find both videos embedded below.
Thoughts from key people
“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” said Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio. “We’ve devoured just about all the cyberpunk fiction there is to watch, read, and play; it’s a genre that leaves so much room for creativity, and has had such a strong influence on us. CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS is our love letter to cyberpunk as a whole, and to stories told in animated form.”
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“We at TRIGGER are thrilled to work with CD PROJEKT RED to create a brand-new story set in the world of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a huge challenge to adapt this universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on,” said Masahiko Otsuka, CEO, studio TRIGGER. Director Hiroyuki Imaishi adds, “I’ve always loved cyberpunk as a genre, but always found it difficult to create as an original work. This is why I’m very excited to be working with CD PROJEKT RED on this project. It won’t be easy to please both game and anime fans, but I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to the production. We’ll do our best to meet and exceed expectations.”
YouTube: Cyberpunk 2077 — Official Trailer — The Gig
YouTube: CYBERPUNK – EDGERUNNERS announcement video
Photo credit: The feature image has been provided by CD Projekt Red for press usage and is owned by them.
Source: We received the update via email from CD Projekt Red.