With Cyberpunk 2077 launching next year, developer CD Projekt Red has stated they’ll go back and forth between developing new Cyberpunk and Witcher titles.
With Cyberpunk 2077 launching next April, developer CD Projekt Red is already looking to the future. Thanks to a twitter thread by user @DomsPlaying, it’s been stated that the polish developer will go back and forth between developing future titles in the Cyberpunk and Witcher franchises.
“The company believes that maintaining the observed growth dynamics and expansion of its activity profile will depend on further enhancement of its world-class video game development skillset and on maintaining effective communication channels with the global gaming community,” says the statement. “Managing two separate major franchises (The Witcher and Cyberpunk), along with several independent development teams, enables the company to conduct parallel work on several projects and smoothen its long-term release schedule. This migration towards a dual-franchise model supported by several independent product lines also permits optimization of manufacturing and financial activities, mitigates important risk factors and makes it easier for company employees to seek professional fulfillment.”
Elsewhere in the twitter thread, it’s mentioned that CD Projekt Red has over 953 employees, with 777 working for CD Projekt Red and another 176 that work for GOG.com. Additionally, the developer has sold more copies of The Witcher 3 in the first half of 2019 than a similar time frame last year.
Company sold more copies of The Witcher 3 in 1st half of 2019 than the same time frame in 2018.
Sales “remain strong.”
Its overall revenue increased 28% in H1, with net profit essentially flat on rising Cyberpunk development costs.
Source: Piotr Nielubowicz, CFO. pic.twitter.com/erltfzyv1Z
— Dom (@DomsPlaying) August 29, 2019
From news about potential new game plus and multiplayer modes to updates on the game’s character creation tool, Cyberpunk 2077 has garnered a fair amount of news. As for The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red has discussed what it’s been like to port the game to the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, over 25 minutes of Switch footage has been released.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on April 16, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A Google Stadia version will launch at a later date. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches on October 15 for the Nintendo Switch.
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