CD Project Red have confirmed that their next major project, Cyberpunk 2077, will be coming to Steam. In a presentation given at the Pareto Securities Gaming Seminar, the studio’s CEO Adam Kiciński confirmed that the game would not be exclusive to GOG.
It’s not exactly surprising that the game is coming to Steam as well as CDPR’s own GOG, as The Witcher 3 and all of its DLC were available on both platforms, and it would be a surprise if they changed tack so abruptly. That said, Microsoft’s recent decision to make Age of Empires: Definitive Edition exclusive to the Windows Store at launch might mean Kiciński thought it better to clarfiy.
Kiciński also says that Cyberpunk is even more ambitious than the team’s previous RPG, describing it as the “new Witcher 3, but even more ambitious,” and stating that it’s “a true RPG,” that will take place in a “hand-crafted, detailed open-world with open-ended gameplay.” A project that grand obviously needs a lot of staff behind it, which is exactly what CD Projekt Red have - Kiciński confirmed that the team includes over 300 staff, three times more than are working on Gwent.
Kiciński wouldn’t say when the company would start actively showing Cyberpunk off. When asked when we’d get a look at the game, he answered simply “the campaign will start one day, and you will see it.” Rumours circulated last month that CyberPunk 2077 will be playable at this year’s E3, but CDPR are yet to lend any credence to that idea.
You can watch Kiciński’s section of the seminar in the video above, beginning at the 3:34:04 mark.