Someone who claims to have a special knowledge of what is happening at Microsoft's E3 show this year says that CD Projekt Red plans to reveal the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 during the show and unveil a new trailer.
Spieltimes spotted a thread on NeoGAF by a user named Braldryr, who describes himself as "just a person who … let's just say you know a lot of people, some would rather say I know too many people." Braldryr posted a long list of things they say are likely to be seen at E3 this year, as well as many ads that have a very low and very low chance of happening.
Braldryr says the announcement of Cyberpunk 2077 is in the category "will happen"; in other words, they consider it a dead certainty. And that makes sense: the last new sequence of the game we saw is the 48-minute gaming demonstration in camera at E3 last year. But it's not clear when CD Projekt Red plans to release the game – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had to be postponed several times before finally being available in May 2015, so even though the initial release date is expected this year, Cyberpunk 2077 may be postponed until 2020.
There is also the question of the veracity of this information. Braldryr has published images of his gambling business card collection in order to establish his good faith, but these offer no confirmation. Heck, I have a pretty decent collection of business cards from the gaming industry and, in spite of my arguments, so far these cards have not revealed to me the CD Projekt Red projects for E3.
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Another problem with this supposed leak is that much of the information that it contains is already well established. You sometimes see it with false leaks: leaks hide false information with rumors circulating for some time to give a more legitimate appearance to made-up items.
So there's really no way to know if CD Projekt Red will release a target release date at E3 this year. The studio said that E3 was the perfect place to make announcements, and that makes sense, given the time that Cyberpunk 2077 was developing and what we already know of how the company is preparing to publish releases, but nothing is safe as long as we do not see our own little blindfolded.
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