‘Life after The Witcher exists.’
With the Witcher 3’s launch now well and truly behind us, and there being only one final expansion left to be released for the title, all eyes are now on CD Projekt RED’s next big venture- CyberPunk 2077. The game was announced quite a while back (before even The Witcher 3 was, as a matter of fact), and we still haven’t seen much of it, though CD Projekt RED have opened up more about it in recent months.
Speaking in an interview with a business outlet in Poland, CD Projekt RED CEO Adam Kicinski discussed CyberPunk, as well as the future of The Witcher 3 itself.
“This and the next year will be devoted to The Witcher,” he said (translation by NeoGAF). “Apart from the second expansion, we have some additional ideas. They should help us animate sales in 2016. The game is selling so well, that we are convinced there are still many people who will buy it if we promote it further.”
Talking about CyberPunk, he said, “Life after The Witcher exists. We’ve been working on CyberPunk 2077 for a long time. It’s a completely different reality, set in the future, with corporations and morally grey world. Just to be clear: We already have the release date for CyberPunk 2077 planned, but we won’t announce it until we are ready to start the marketing campaign. At the moment we’re concentrating on The Witcher and don’t want to distract players from that product, which we are still monetizing.”
So basically, not much of a change from status quo- CD Projekt RED doesn’t want to distract attention away from The Witcher 3, so they won’t talk about CyberPunk until they are done with Witcher. I guess that’s fair- and The Witcher certainly has still quite a bit more left to give us before we can retire it.