Video game critics considered CD Projekt Red's Witcher 3 as an action role-playing masterpiece. Now, the developers claim that Cyberpunk 2077 is one as well.
In fact, the game studio reportedly considers the new title as "more ambitious" than the most recent adventures of Geralt of Rivia. Its new project was first announced back in 2012 and is a sequel to a series of games created by Mike Pondsmith. This apparently marks the first time the franchise has been picked up by a big studio and the developer wants to turn it into a blockbuster.
Reason For The Delay
Some fans might recall that the game studio announced Witcher 3 a year after the reveal for Cyberpunk 2077. Due to a decision made by the studio's management, the staff originally designated to work on the futuristic title were reassigned to work on the in-house REDengine 3 alongside the third installment of the Witcher series.
A representative from the development team noted that all other projects have since been completed. Therefore, work on the game has been restarted and could hopefully progress at a steady pace as expected by the company.
Sharing The Good News
Reports confirmed that CD Projekt Red shared some news about Cyberpunk 2077 last week, during the Pareto Securities Gaming Seminar. Their presentation did not really feature anything new to showcase its progress, but the development team seems to be hyped about it.
"Cyberpunk is out new Witcher 3, but even more ambitious. Our goal is to establish a new blockbuster franchise from the beginning, said Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt Red. "It's handcrafted, detailed, of course open-world, with open-ended gameplay," he added.
Everyone knows that the game studio does not have the resources like other AAA publishers. However, it was able to deliver a top-tier quality open-world RPG that fans absolutely loved. The fact that it was supposedly completed on a tight budget probably means that gamers' expectations will be met or even exceeded when the game comes out in the future.
Digital Distribution Service
Other topics that were highlighted during CD Projekt Red's presentation include updates concerning its GOG digital distribution channel and Gwent. It looks like the company is pleased with how its new platform and collectible card game performed last year.
"Recently, in the first half of 2017, we enjoyed a really huge increase in our own internal sales via GOG distribution channel. A big part of that was coming from the Gwent project," as pointed out by Kicinski.
Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to have a trailer ready in time for this year's E3 in June. Moreover, there are rumors that a playable demo will be available during the game show.