Oct
16
2018
1

CD Projekt Red gets NAMCO BANDI to publish Cyberpunk 2077 in Europe (2019 release?)

I dunno: maybe? “CD Projekt Red recently made a deal with Bandai Namco to publish its upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077 in 24 European countries. Previously, The Witcher developer partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to distribute Cyberpunk 2077 in North America.”  CDPR used Namco back in 2014 to publish Witcher: Wild Hunt, and that game came out in 2015 (and just over a year later).  I’m going to go out on a limb here — not really, of course — and say that I think that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to have a Christmas 2019 release date.  We’ve seen game footage that looked reasonably finished; it’s clearly well along in the development queue, or whatever the phrase is.  I don’t believer that we’re going to be forced to wait for 2020.

Mind you: I am not an expert. I am probably not even a journeyman.

Jun
06
2018
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CD Projekt Red trademarks ‘Cyberpunk 2077.’

Just in time for E3: “The studio behind the hit role-playing game series The Witcher might have an announcement planned for E3. The Polish developer filed a trademark for Cyberpunk 2077 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office on June 4. The trademark is currently under examination, and it could mean that CD Projekt RED has big plans for E3 next week.”  This is not a confirmation that CD Projekt Red will be showcasing Cyberpunk 2077 at E3, of course.  As far as I know, CDPR doesn’t even have a press conference scheduled*.

But E3 would be a place to show their new game off… am I indulging in wishful thinking? I probably am indulging in wishful thinking. But it seems logical, even so.

Moe Lane

*Note that the lack of a press conference is not resulting in a lack of press.

May
04
2018
2

So, hey, CD Projekt Red’s bringing an RPG to E3.

I wonder what it could possibly be?

More evidence has come to light that The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red may be gearing up to make some kind of announcement at E3 2018 next month.

The developer, which has already confirmed it will attend E3, is listed on the event’s website under the “RPG” category. Based on the listing, it appears the studio has an RPG for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC to talk about during the year’s biggest gaming show.

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Jan
18
2018
1

Rumor: Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, HEAVILY CONTROLLED gameplay at E3.

Am I desperate enough for Cyberpunk 2077 news to help spread this rumor? Of course I am! PC Gamer:

The Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account sputtered to life last week with a single, solitary “beep”—the first (and so far, only) word to come out of it after four full years of silence. Now a rumor has surfaced on Polish site GRYOnline (via Google Translate) that a new trailer for the game will be shown at this year’s E3, and that it will in fact be playable—although only behind closed doors.

I think that it’s reasonable to believe that there will be a trailer. Whether there’s gonna be a demo game at E3 is another story. But I’ll say this: CD Projekt Red has shown a certain talent for keeping interest alive on this title. Then again, they certainly came through on the Witcher series.  Never underestimate the power of built-up goodwill.

Jan
10
2018
1

CD Projekt Red knows how to push my buttons.

Here. Listen.

They know exactly what my reaction to that is going to be. I mean, I absolutely understand that we’re not going to hear a blessed word about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 video game today, or this week, or even probably this month. But that doesn’t matter. All that matters is the beep. The beep that says Pay attention.

And so I am.

Moe Lane

PS: Note that this is the fifth anniversary of the original trailer.

Sep
04
2017
5

STOP IT, GERALT.

THAT WASN’T FAIR. You’re not real.  You don’t get to provoke an emotional response in me like that.

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Apr
10
2017
3

CD Projekt Red trademarks ‘Cyberpunk,’ but it’s probably OK.

The company recently trademarked the word in Europe with regard to software and gaming, but they’re swearing up and down that it’s only for defensive use.  The idea, according to CD Projekt Red, is to keep people from making their own game and titling it ‘Cyberpunk’ in a way that makes it look like it’ll be a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, which is of course is a hotly-anticipated game at this point.  As the Geeks Are Sexy notes: “It turned out that CD Prokect Red has already held a US trademark on the term since 2012, something that’s strengthened its argument that it doesn’t plan to use the term aggressively, for example by trying to stop any games with a cyberpunk theme.”

Personally, I think that it’s going to be OK.  CD Projekt Red doesn’t seem to have very many idiots working for it, and you’d have to be an idiot to start an unnecessary trademark war with your most likely customers. But you have to expect that people will seize on any little scrap of information that they see when you won’t, you know, SHOW THEM THE GAME OR ANYTHING…

Jan
29
2017
1

Hey, anybody in the Gwent beta?

I completely missed the fact that CD Projekt Red sent me a closed Beta key for their addictive Witcher-themed online card game. Is anybody else in on this?  It might be fun to play online with people.

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