CD Projekt RED, arguably, has a pretty big hit with its Witcher series. Taking multiple awards across the three games it has been well received by fans and critics alike, but the game dev house is here to tell us that it's “not all we have to offer”. They're putting the final polish on their highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077, and it is bigger than even they dreamed it could be.
Known for its large-scale, massive scope games, CD Projekt RED plans to leave all previous games in the dust when it comes to size. "The success of The Witcher 3 influences our planning. It affects what we have to expect from Cyberpunk 2077," CD Projekt RED's Adam Kicinski said in a recent interview with TVN24 Business World.
“The project is even more ambitious than originally planned. Because we have to create a game that will be even more successful [than The Witcher 3]," he said. "The world's biggest commercial successes are still missing. The Witcher 3 is the best game of the year in the world according to many, but it's not a game that broke any sales records."
Projekt RED is hoping that this massive world creates a massive success that may help them step out from under the Witcher's shadow and show they they aren't just a one trick pony. As a fan of massive open world games, Like Fallout and The Witcher, I look forward to seeing this masterpiece but I do hope that Projekt Red learns from the mistakes of games before it and doesn't let the building of a massive world get in the way of game stability. There are promises of amazing cities with flying cars and persistent interactions as well as seamless multiplayer and dynamic AI. Let's hope the devs can hold up this level of excellence, but given their past efforts I’d say it’s almost a certainty that we’ll see them do this series justice.
When will the game release you may ask? Well so did we, and there is no official release date yet, but Projekt Red has stated that Cyberpunk 2077 will release alongside another AAA RPG by 2021. Fans of the Witcher series are also asking if this could spell the end for our favorite fantasy hack and slash love machine but don’t get your pantaloons bunched just yet. Projekt Red has stated that while it's “too soon to tell” where the series will go next, it is definitely not dead yet.