Cyberpunk 2077 will 'most probably' go next-gen

Next game from The Witcher developer unlikely to remain PC-only

Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to be released on next-gen consoles as well as PC, according to a member of development studio CD Projekt Red.

Speaking to Polygon at New York Comic Con, business development manager Rafal Jaki was asked how Cyberpunk would make the transition from tabletop RPG to video game.

Jaki remained tight-lipped on these details, but did reiterate that the game was in development for PC, adding that it may also be coming to next-gen consoles.

"It most probably will be [coming to next-gen]," he said, "but we can't confirm or deny because it's too early for that."

Cyberpunk 2077 will be based on the Cyberpunk series of tabletop role-playing games. It is due for release in 2015, CD Project Red has said.

It will make use of RedEngine 3, CD Projekt Red's new next-gen engine built to deliver "RPGs set in vast open-worlds with improved tools for spanning truly non-linear stories that are based on real player choices and consequences".

A Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer was released in January, offering a glimpse of its mysterious Psycho Squad.

CD Projekt Red describes the game as a "multi-thread, non-linear story designed for mature players" set in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings.

"Players will have a chance to freely roam the open-world environment and visit places well known from the pen-and-paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope," says CDPR.