CD Projekt Red may be at E3 this year, but as Co-Founder Marcin Iwinski told Eurogamer recently, it won’t be to show off Cyberpunk 2077:
It might happen that we will be at E3 and we will show something at E3, but I just want to make it clear it’s not Cyberpunk. We still have a lot of work to do with Cyberpunk.
Elsewhere in the interview, Iwinski mentioned that the expectations for a CD Projekt Red game are now higher because of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. “I cannot talk about plans but we have to adjust to it and also adjust our own ambitions,” he said, later adding, “Witcher 3 set a certain bar and we definitely cannot go lower. It’s always about improving and making new, pretty stuff, [and] storytelling games and mechanics and what not.”
As for when we might see Cyberpunk 2077, Iwinski said they’ll be holding back any reveals and details until they can explain what the game is:
Right now it’s the end of talking about Cyberpunk until we can go out there and show stuff and say, ‘Hey, here it is,’ because that’s how we do games. There is too much talking about what it possibly could be, and how big, and…
When we show it, we should show it and explain it. So I’m going to have people not read anything about Cyberpunk probably for the next… time, whatever the time will be.
In their financial results earlier this year, CD Projekt Red mentioned that Cyberpunk 2077 wouldn’t be out before 2017 and an E3 appearance wasn’t happening. They also teased “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio” as part of their 2016 plans.
Iwinski was asked if this new type of video game format would be at E3 and he said, “We will see.” He then added, “Well, hopefully,” when asked if we’ll find out what it is at E3. Then, when asked if it had anything to do with The Witcher, Iwinski replied, “Time will tell.”