CD Projekt RED says VR support for Cyberpunk 2077 isn't "terribly difficult”

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The president of CD Projekt RED has said that the inclusion of VR support for Cyberpunk 2077 isn't an obscenely difficult task.

CD Projekt RED is preparing to show Cyberpunk 2077 at their “most important” E3 yet, and the Polish developer has now discussed the possibility of VR support.

Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be playable at this year’s E3, but fans should still be excited about seeing gameplay as it’s said to be “next level” compared to The Witcher 3.

In the build-up to its E3 showing, the creator of the Tabletop source material has confirmed the series’ timeline, CD Projekt RED has teased that they will announce their next game, and now the studio’s president has responded to the idea of VR.

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Will Cyberpunk 2077 have VR support?

During CD Projekt RED’s FY19 Q1 earnings call, the company’s president, Adam Kiciński, discussed the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 receiving VR support.

The implementation of VR would be incredible for a first-person RPG of Cyberpunk 2077’s caliber, and Kiciński admitted that the inclusion of support “is not terribly difficult.”

“We render our graphics in 3D anyway – of course, the screen itself is flat, but if someone owns a 3D adapter and a pair of VR glasses, they can enjoy rudimentary VR,” said Kiciński.

Unfortunately, Kiciński proceeded to say that CD Projekt RED is “not moving in that direction right now” because of the challenges it would bring from a game design perspective.

“The issue becomes more challenging when we factor in game design. There are substantial changes which must be taken into account when working on a VR-specific product. Our current focus is on the PC and console editions of Cyberpunk”.

There's no release date for Cyberpunk 2077 at the moment, but there are a plethora of reasons to be hopeful about a 2019 launch. 

In other gaming news, Atlus has removed 'transphobic' content from Catherine: Full Body, and Sony has said Tom Holland's Uncharted movie is in "advanced development".

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