Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated titles from CD Projekt. The Polish developer has remained silent for several years before their unveil trailer at E3 2018 but not much was said since then. With not much information at hand, the E3 trailer presented created a lot of hype for both PC and console gamers.
In recent news, several leaks and a job listing by CD Projekt may be hinting at a 2019 release. The developer is looking for a release manager whom will be responsible of communicating with stakeholders and organize the release process. He will be responsible for submissions to console manufacturers and he will be tasked with overseeing the compliance certification process as well as maintaining relationships with publishing partners.
The job listing itself does not mean that they are looking for a release manager for CyberPunk 2077 specifically but that is a valid speculation. The Release Manager overall, will help the studio with its upcoming titles as CD Projekt is working on several franchises in parallel.
The second piece of information that hints the same thing is more of an inside leak. Territory Studio collaborated with CD Projekt and helped create the logo for the game. The studio leaked on reddit that they are looking forward for a 2019 release while describing the game. The post from Territory Studio has since been deleted but the thread on reddit is still available.
In realistic terms, a 2019 release is quite possible. Back in August 2018, CD Projekt stated in a press release that the game is playable from start to finish meaning that a release is not too far away. At that time, game produce Richard Borzymowski stated that they are still missing some assets and playtesting for bugs has not been properly commenced. This sounds like the game is in its final stages of production since the entire core of the game has been built and the story and campaign are completed. The final polishing of the game seems to be in process and may be the final step right before the release.
As far as official news go, CD Project likes to maintain the secrecy as far as Cyberpunk 2077 goes. More official news and possibly a release date are expected to be officially announced at E3 this year. E3 2019 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention center on June 11. Cyberpunk 2077 has been announced officially to be released for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation4 and will have cross-gen compatibility.