Cyberpunk 2077: How Long Has It Been In Development?

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Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year!

If you’re anything like us, and you just want to know everything you can about the hit title, we have the articles for you!


It felt for a time like we wouldn’t see Cyberpunk until 2077, though thankfully the game did eventually release.

Though in the end, how long did it take to make Cyberpunk 2077?

Here’s everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077’s development length at CD Projekt Red!

How Long Has Cyberpunk 2077 Been in Development?

Based on what we can work out, we’d guess about 9 years.


We don’t know precisely how long the game has been in development for, and it matters when you count development starts.

Here’s how we get to the number we did, though fair warning it is a rough estimate.

The first trailer was released in 2013, so it’s at least 7 years, but the game would need to be developed a little to produce a meaningful trailer.

A team was supposedly working on the game in 2012 according to a CD Projekt Red Conference, that makes 8 years. 


Check the 11:47 mark in the video below.

Though the game was likely in development a bit before this, so we’d guess 2011 as the likely earliest year development started.

That’s roughly 9 years of development time for Cyberpunk 2077.


And there you have it! Nearly a decade is a long time to work on something, we hope it pays off for CD Projekt Red!

We hope this answers your question and check out our other Cyberpunk 2077 articles if you want to know more!