1) cp2077 is in a parallel time line -> so it's not cp2020 future
Yea, i did find this bit particularly distracting. Mike Pondsmith did repatedly state that his deal with CDPR included them having complete creative freedom from year 2077 onward while R.Talsorian up until then. Dosen't that imply a shared timeline? And thus the need to establish clear lines so that continuity (lore wise) can be achieved?