Taking place in a dystopian setting where advancements in technology have become “both the salvation and the curse of humanity”, Cyberpunk 2077 sounds gloriously grim and futuristic. Despite only having been seen in a teaser trailer released several years ago, RPG fans have put the CD Projekt RED game high up on their wish lists. With the developer’s work on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt wrapping up and the team now “hard at work” on Cyberpunk 2077, fans are eager for info about the upcoming game, and in a recent financial call the dev offered just that.
Speaking during CD Projekt RED’s 2015 financial results conference, the studio’s president Adam Kiciński and studio head Adam Badowski both revealed more on the game. Badowski said that after the massive success of The Witcher 3 (it won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2015, for example), Cyperpunk 2077 has to be “even better, even bigger, even more revolutionary” and the developer wants it to be a “truly outstanding game”. Moreover, it was revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 is a “huge game” and that its magnitude will be “much greater” than The Witcher. CD Projekt RED has “amazingly large ambitions” for it.
This isn’t the first time the developer has spoken of its high expectations for Cyberpunk 2077, nor is it the first time that the dev has promised that it will be larger than The Witcher 3. Towards the end of 2015, the developer revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 would be bigger than anything it had ever created, “far, far bigger” in fact. CD Projekt RED has also said that it has considered multiplayer gameplay for Cyberpunk 2077, but there’s no word on whether that will be classic team deathmatch or just co-op.
During the call, the CD Projekt RED bosses also revealed their plans to double the amount of developers at the studio. There are currently 400 developers who are working on two major games (Cyberpunk 2077 and an unannounced RPG) and some other projects the developer cannot currently talk about, and it wants to up that number to 800 and split the devs into four teams.
That increased studio size doesn’t necessarily mean that fans will get Cyberpunk 2077 any faster, though, as during the call, the developer also said that it is still “a long ways away from the premiere.” While that statement is disappointing, it also obliterates a previous rumor that suggested that Cyberpunk 2077 would be released this year. However, given just how much CD Projekt RED has planned for this, many fans will accept a longer wait time if it means that the developer can deliver something incredible.