CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 to be bigger than Witcher 3


CD Projekt Red has been improving on The Witcher games, and with that comes accolades and fans. However, it would seem that Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t need the help from existing fans to help hype this game up. The teaser trailer that featured no footage was able to get people buzzing. (The soundtrack was helpful.)

With The Witcher 3 “Blood and Sand” expansion almost done, CD Projekt Red is getting ready to put all its focus on Cyberpunk 2077, and that means a bigger team and updating the game’s engine.

In an interview with, CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski talked about how The Witcher 3’s success enabled the studio to put additional resources for the upcoming sci-fi RPG game, making it “more ambitious on every single front, in the development and on the marketing side.”

The studio is also taking a page out of Rockstar Games’ book by not becoming a studio focusing on many projects.

“The Witcher finished with 80 people, The Witcher 3 finished with 250, so Cyberpunk will probably be even more,” said Iwinsky. “Don’t think about scale in terms of us doing 20 projects; no, we’ll focus, we’ll focus on certain things… We don’t want to be a 10 project studio. The Rockstar model is nice.”

Yeah, even CD Projekt Red is excited about the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 game from Rockstar.

“If we look at our role models, what Rockstar is doing is amazing. It’s not like, ‘We have to ship a game or we may not hit our financial goals.’ It’s, ‘Here’s GTA V, and by the way, it’s the best game ever made.’ We’re all looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2 because we know they’ll show something and we’ll be like, ‘Oh my god.'”

They’re definitely not taking their success for granted.

“But we still have to get there. We have to prove it. The Witcher 3 is a good example, but we have to keep on delivering.”


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