CD Projekt RED Confirms to Be Working on Three Cyberpunk Projects, Including the Next AAA Title
In a conference held earlier today with the Polish financial press and reported by Bankier, CD Projekt RED revealed plenty of information on their overall development roadmap.
First of all, with regards to the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 game (due on April 16th, 2020), CD Projekt RED president Adam Kiciński confirmed that the gaming press will be able to play the game and write previews about it in early 2020. He also suggested that the sales split between PC and consoles could lean more towards the latter systems compared to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
A strong dose of new information about Cyberpunk 2077 should be expected at the beginning of next year when the previews will appear. Then industry journalists will already be playing and writing about it.
If I had to shoot, maybe the share of sales on PC will be a bit smaller, because the consoles have increased their base of devices significantly since 2015, plus ‘The Witcher’ series has historically been more tied to PCs.
Vice-President Piotr Nielubowicz also shared at the conference that digital copies sold are expected to reach a larger share compared to The Witcher 3.
I think that maybe The Witcher 3 had less than 30 percent. [We expect] Cyberpunk 2077 will reach 40-50 percent.
However, even more interesting is the news that the Polish game developer is working on three Cyberpunk projects at this time. The first one is Cyberpunk 2077, the second one is the multiplayer side (in development at the Wroclaw office, with about forty people working on it), and the third one is apparently the next big triple-A title scheduled to come out by 2021.
Kiciński: We’re working on three ‘Cyberpunk’ things – over the main game and over two more. These are three teams. We are also working on ‘Gwent’ and we have still an unannounced game in Spokko [mobile division]. So we have five working teams, three working on ‘Cyberpunk’.
Nielubowicz: Our next big project will also be in the ‘Cyberpunk’ universe, and we’re already working on it and treating it as a really big and innovative project for us.
This seems to suggest that it may be quite a long time before we get another full-scale The Witcher roleplaying game from CD Projekt RED, as they are currently invested in expanding the Cyberpunk gaming universe.
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