How Long Was Cyberpunk 2077 in Development?

Cyberpunk 2077 was in development for a while, but CD Projekt Red needed more time. How long was the game in development?
Cyberpunk 2077 was in development for a while, but CD Projekt Red needed more time. How long was the game in development? / Photo by CD Projekt Red

How long was Cyberpunk 2077 in Development? The game had a rushed development, leading then-prospective players to wonder what went wrong before the game's less than stellar launch. Just how long was CD Projekt Red working on Cyberpunk 2077?

How Long was Cyberpunk 2077 in Development?

Cyberpunk 2077 was in development in earnest for about 5 years. Development began right after the release of the final Witcher 3 DLC. The game was in its initial planning stages as early as 2012, when CD Projekt Red announced the game for the first time.

The game was released on Dec. 10, 2020 after being delayed numerous times. The game originally was intended for release in April 2020.

One could argue the game is still in development, as CD Projekt Red is frantically working on bug fixes and optimizations to this day. New fixes and patches alongside DLC are expected to roll out throughout the year.

Cyberpunk 2077 can be played on the new PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, but the game is still running on the last-gen build. Specific versions for the new-gen consoles also still in development. Hopefully, this new-gen version releases without any hitches and comes with the many bug fixes that CD Projekt Red has already issued.