According to CD Projekt RED, the Cyberpunk 2077 demo at E3 2018 was a pre-alpha demo, and it’s likely that a few more years are going to be needed before the game can really be called finished. Since we’ve waited for multiple years now, according to CDPR, we can wait a few more years.
Cyberpunk 2077’s first trailer was first released in 2012, and even then the game didn’t get very much attention from CDPR on account of the success of CD Projekt RED’s Witcher series of video games. Now that the Witcher series is well and truly wrapped up, we’ll most likely get more regular progress updates on the game, but who knows how far away the full game releasing will be.
CDPR has previously said that Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out in this console generation, rather than in the next generation of game consoles. But if we still have to wait several years, by the time the game comes out it’s possible that we’ll likely be in the next generation, though of course that depends on whether or not the game will come out before the next generation or not.
The Cyberpunk 2077 demo being pre-alpha is part of the reason that the demo was only shown behind closed doors, because that’s the only part of the game that’s currently at the sort of polish level that they want it to be at. Considering how good The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looked and played when it first released, if CDPR wants to go above even that there’s a lot of work in store.
We’ll likely be seeing Cyberpunk 2077 at multiple other gaming events in the future to say nothing of future E3 conferences. Hopefully we can see another Cyberpunk 2077 demo sometime in the near future, and be able to see for ourselves what the game plays like.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be releasing on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.