In an intensely boring overview of its financial results, CD Projekt Red talked about its success with the Witcher games, having sold over 25 million since the first game. No new Witcher games have been planned – for the time being. As they said, you cannot have a fourth part in a trilogy. CD Projekt plans to focus on Gwent in 2017 and Cyberpunk 2077 will not be in their main focus until next year.
The above does not mean that Cyberpunk 2077 progress is not significant. Adam Badowski, CD Projekt studio head points out that their largest team yet is working on the game. He pointed out that “the project is very ambitious. We would like to devote a lot of attention to Cyber, a lot of effort and quite some time.It is a new title for us and it will accompany us for years”. This begs another question – whether we should expect several Cyberpunk titles. Currently there are 300 people working on it, and the team should grow to 400 until the end of production.
Speaking of Gwent, the game will be available in the technical beta this weekend on PS4. The game has previously seen beta action on PC and Xbox One, in October 2016. For those who have been living under a rock, Gwent is a card game from the Witcher world, developed for The Witcher 3. The stand-alone version, however, is different to the version that was available in the game. It is much broader, encompassing much more tactical options, and what is the most important, it will allow PvP gameplay, something that many have desired for while playing against NPCs in The Witcher 3.
Judging by everything seen, CD Projekt Red have their future planned out. They are one of the most popular developers at the moment, and the subsequent release of Gwent and Cyberpunk 2077 will surely prove they are not a one-trick pony.