As more and more cancellations and delays sweep the gaming industry, CD Projekt Red has confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 is still on track for its September release.
The global pandemic that is COVID-19 has seen almost every industry take a hit in some way or another – from movie delays to production halts, there’s been a lot of red tape due to the virus.
Thankfully, CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be one of them (hopefully!)
In a statement shared to Twitter, the company provided the following update: “While this is all a bit new to everyone, we are rising to the challenge and showing no signs of stopping in our effort to bring you some kickass role-playing action in September.”
The company has confirmed remote working for its staff.
In related news, production of season two of Netflix’s The Witcher has now ceased.
As reported by Variety, the Netflix series’ production has stopped due to growing concerns around coronavirus. The second series of the show was in production in the UK.
It’s the first major scripted show to be halted in the UK because of the pandemic, though it’s not likely to be the last.
Variety reportedly obtained an email from the set, which reads as follows: “The coronavirus has raised challenging issues for everyone working on set on productions for Netflix. We are very grateful for all the work everyone has done to keep cast and crew safe during this pandemic.
“Cast and crew health is our primary concern. We are dealing with an unprecedented global pandemic that is beyond our control, and in many instances with mandates or restrictions imposed by governments (including travel restrictions in many countries).
“As such, we have made the decision, effective immediately, to pause production for two weeks during this difficult time, and we will support our production partners working on Netflix UK scripted series in doing the same. This will allow everyone the time to make informed decisions about how to move forward.”
Game of Thrones and The Witcher actor, Kristofer Hivju, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Posting on Instagram, the 41-year-old confirmed he is back in his home country of Norway and is trying to keep his spirits high. Due to testing positive, Hivju informed his 3.7 million followers he plans on self-isolating with the rest of his family. “Greetings from Norway!” said Hivju.
“Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Coronavirus. My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold.”
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