CD Projekt RED, the developer behind The Witcher 3, one of the hits of the year, has tipped the curtain a little in regards to the current development of the hugely anticipated (but also still very mysterious) RPG based on the Cyberpunk table top game. Speaking to GamesRadar, CDPR SVP Michal Nowakowski stated that a large part of the company is now working on Cyberpunk 2077.
The developer also didn’t rule out that they may return to the world of the Witcher at some point in the future, but is hesitant to make any promises at this point. Geralt’s story is definitely over, but that doesn’t mean that the world hasn’t got more stories to tell.
The studio, who recently released the first of two expansions for The Witcher 3 called Hearts of Stone (which our very own Andrew Otton really liked), has been very quiet as to the where, what and how of Cyberpunk 2077. They released a very pretty CGI trailer in January of 2013, and hasn’t spoken of the game since. The only thing we know for certain is that the game is still in very early development but the process is slowly picking up more steam now, and will most likely be getting even more people working on it after they release the second expansion for the Witcher 3 called Blood and Wine.
For me, the Witcher 3 was one of the biggest surprises in recent memory. It certainly is the best RPG I have played in a very long time. When I heard that the engine they used in the Witcher 3 is also meant for Cyberpunk 2077 and that Cyberpunk is going to be larger than the already generous Witcher 3 I couldn’t help but get excited for this. Cyberpunk is one of my favourite genres and the prospect of walking around in a cyberpunk world created by CDPR makes me a little giddy.