What to expect from CD Projekt Red at E3 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 is the big game coming out of CD Projekt Red, and fans can expect to see more of it at this year's E3 2019 presentation.


E3 2019 expectations are high among fans of CD Projekt Red, the development studio perhaps best known for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The team has been hard at work on its newest adventure Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated RPG releases of this console generation, but precious few details have provided so far. Thankfully, E3 is just the place for developers to showcase all their latest efforts, and CD Projekt Red will be on-site at the Los Angeles Convention Center next week for just that purpose.

CD Projekt Red | What to expect at E3 2019

Given that CD Projekt Red only has one upcoming game in active development — Cyberpunk 2077 — it's the one game we expect to see from the studio at E3 2019. As it so happens, CDPR has announced that it will be holding gameplay presentations of Cyberpunk 2077 at this year's convention.

Of course, Cyberpunk 2077 won't be hands-on at E3 — the studio's global community lead Marcin Momot previously confirmed that CD Prokekt Red is "going to be hosting gameplay presentations (game played by us)" at the event. Unlike last year's exposition, these demonstrations will at least be open to general attendees, meaning anyone who shows up to E3 should be able to sneak a peek.

With that said, CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kicinski made statements back in March saying that E3 2019 would be "the most important fair in CD Projekt's history." He went on to state that the team had "prepared some surprises for E3," but didn't give any more hints about what that might mean.

Active development on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ended years ago, and since then, the developers have only released two games: Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. It's possible that we could hear more plans about these games, if any plans exist, at the studio's E3 showing. Beyond that, we have absolutely no indication of what sort of surprises the team may have in store.

With that said, some players are convinced that we may hear more about the company's unnamed RPG project. This is an almost entirely unknown entity for now, but earliest reports indicate that CDPR is working on a game meant to release in the same 2021 window as Cyberpunk 2077. If that game is being actively built, it's possible the developers will have something to show for it at E3.

What we expect from CD Projekt Red at E3 2019 is what we want most: More footage of Cyberpunk 2077. Fans would certainly be excited to hear about ongoing support for Gwent, but if the studio's planned surprise is as big as we hope, we may be hearing details about an entirely new game.

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