Yesterday, CD Projekt RED swept up the Golden Joystick Awards, deservingly taking five of them, including game of the year, but they didn’t waste any time as they are back to work on Cyberpunk 2077 once again.
Speaking to GamesRadar, CD Projekt SVP of business and publishing Michal Nowakowski said that while they are still working on The Witcher 3 and it’s expansions, the majority of the team has moved onto their next project Cyberpunk 2077.
“The team is divided right now. There’s a sizable team still working on [The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine], but an even more sizable team has actually been working on Cyberpunk for quite a while right now.”
Nowakowski said that the game has been in development since 2012 when it was announced, but the vast majority of the focus was naturally on The Witcher 3, with Cyberpunk in the sidelines. Since The Witcher 3 was finished, staff have been moving over to Cyberpunk development, but the game is still in it’s early stages of development.
Nowakowski said that they won’t rule out a return to The Witcher in the future, but Geralts story is over, and a return would mean changing that.
“What we’ve always been saying is that this is the end of the Geralt trilogy in the Witcher world. Whether there’s something around the corner, in the future, I think it’s way too early to say.”
For now, their focus is on Cyberpunk, which we are unlikely to hear much about until 2017. I wonder will they have a futuristic version of Gwent?