'Cyberpunk 2077' Devs Say It's 'Far, Far Bigger' Than 'Witcher 3'
Since its inception in 2002, CD Projekt Red has worked on one franchise and one franchise only: The Witcher. The first game landed in 2007, with the second and landmark third entries coming after four-year intervals.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concluded the long-running story, and garnered huge critical acclaim and fan devotion in the process. But now that that saga is complete, what could be next on the Polish studio's agenda? It's long been documented that CD Projekt Red does things differently than other developers — notably culminating in the DRM-free and "all DLC is free DLC" policies for Witcher 3 — so it should come as no surprise that the studio isn't keeping its next game a secret.
Actually announced way back in 2012, Cyberpunk 2077 is a new action/RPG based on the classic tabletop Cyberpunk games. Very little is known about the new game, but today we know how big it will be compared to The Witcher 3.
According to CD Projekt Red's Jose Teixeira in an interview with MCV, Cyberpunk 2077 will be "far, far bigger" than anything the studio has done before. The Witcher 3 was by far the biggest game the developer had ever made, with claims made that it was 30 times the size of The Witcher 2. So for Cyberpunk to be considerably bigger, it will have to be downright vast.
"We're really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter," Teixeira told the trade magazine. "The Witcher  helped Cyberpunk quite a bit, because the game got so big and so complex that it really taught us... Cyberpunk is going to benefit greatly from it. I can almost guarantee it."
There's no release date announced yet for Cyberpunk 2077, but smart money puts it sometime in the next 12 months.