With the Game of the Year edition now out in the wild, The Witcher 3 studio CD Projekt Red is beginning to align all development resources toward Cyberpunk 2077, the long-awaited sci-fi title that was first teased four years ago.
Shaping up to be “bigger and more revolutionary” than The Witcher series on practically every front, we now have word that CD Projekt has recruited what is likely its largest development team yet as work on Cyberpunk 2077 gets into full swing – a team that is, according to a report relayed by VG247, bigger than even that of The Witcher 3‘s.
Considering that the esteemed Polish dev has consistently championed the futuristic RPG as its most ambitious creative venture to date, that’s not all that surprising, but it does have us all the more excited given just how deep and complex The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt proved to be. Heck, it was even a shoo-in for many of our staffers when compiling our recent #7FaveGames feature.
Looking forward to the future, though, Cyberpunk 2077 is, on paper, an RPG rooted in a “dark future in 2077 where advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity.” Not one to rest on its laurels, CD Projekt has also conceded in the past that the upcoming release needs to push the envelope further for role-playing games, particularly given the barnstorming success of Wild Hunt.
With more Game of the Year awards and other accolades than we can count, The Witcher 3 will no doubt be a difficult act to follow. But with a sizeable development team on board, we’re confident in CD Projekt’s ability to deliver a thrilling and captivating experience with Cyberpunk 2077.