Where was it stated that the game was in alpha during November? I had seen that it was in 'advanced development', but i didnt take that to specifically mean alpha.
https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/wp-con...projekt-group-teleconference-transcript-1.pdfŁukasz Kucharski (PAP): [F]ive months have passed since E3; in the meantime there has been a rumor that the Cyberpunk campaign is already playable in its entirety. Can you say anything about which elements of the game you’re working on right now, and tell us about the status of this work?
Adam Kiciński (CEO): We are fleshing out the game world. The comment regarding the game’s campaign, yes, it was true at the time it appeared, however not all of the game looked like the fragments showcased at E3 and gamescom; a large part was not quite as detailed. We are filling the world with content and tweaking things, and this involves a great deal of hard work on the part of developers. What I can say today is that we’re progressing fast and according to plan. When we finish, there’s also the hugely important phase of polishing all that game content. There was a question about the quality of the game we plan to deliver at launch and our intention is to deliver something of great quality. Once the game is complete, we can begin to patch various bugs, both major and minor, and we are setting aside time to complete this process.
EDIT: They did not say "alpha" but it does clearly say that it isn't feature complete or onto polish stage ... which IMO clearly means that the game was still in alpha (or even pre-alpha) at that time. As stated below, in June 2018, CP2077 was confirmed to be still in pre-alpha.