The release of Cyberpunk 2077 may have just been pushed further back, provided that a rumor regarding its development is legitimate.

According to a post on NeoGAF, user “Boskkee” claims that sources close to the matter have confirmed the trashing of all pre-production for Cyberpunk 2077 leading up to last year. The unfortunate decision is due to CD Projekt RED appointing a new game director for the upcoming sci-fi open-world role-playing game.

The Game Director for Cyberpunk 2077 has changed after RED has finished Blood and Wine (screenshot below), and according to my sources – please treat it as a rumor, as I won’t reveal anything more – the preproduction done on the game before 2016 has been binned.

Without any official confirmation, the news should be taken as a rumor. However, if true, fans are only going to be disappointed to know that they must wait more before Cyberpunk 2077 hits markets.

Following the critical success with The Witcher franchise, the Polish development house is moving to bigger things. Cyberpunk 2077 is teased to feature a larger world, with more features and a deep storytelling experience that the developer is confident will exceed all expectations.

While the consumer-base is woeful to know that they won’t be seeing another Witcher game any time soon, CD Projekt RED noted that the development team was facing fatigue over working on the same setting for so many years. Cyberpunk 2077 gives them something completely new and different to work on.

In other news, Gwent is being prepared to release on mobile devices in the future. The free-to-play card game, based on The Witcher universe, has recently gone through a well-received open beta and CD Projekt RED is now looking to bring the game to more platforms.