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Cyberpunk 2077 unaffected by The Witcher 3 delay, says CDPR

Separate development team working on the studio's other major RPG

The recent delay of The Witcher 3 will not have an adverse affect on the development of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has promised.

CDPR announced The Witcher 3 delay on Monday. Originally planned for release by the end of 2014, the next-gen RPG is now pinned to arrive in February 2015.

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Company CEO Marcin Iwinski has told Gamespot that the two projects are being developed independently of each other with separate development teams.

Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by a separate team within CD Projekt Red, so the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is not really affected," he said.

Despite being developed separately, Iwinski did go on to admit the two projects do share some resources. "In order to ship a huge RPG we do use help of certain team members between teams. It works this way between Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3," he said, before promising big things from the still largely under-wraps Cyberpunk RPG.

"We are working hard to deliver an outstanding RPG and rest assured, that all the learnings on The Witcher 3 are being applied to the Cyberpunk 2077 development," commented Iwinski.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be based on the Cyberpunk series of tabletop role-playing games. It is due for release in 2015 currently only announced for PC, but is said to 'most probably' arrive on 'next-gen' consoles.

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.

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

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