July 3, 2019 CD Projekt is not actually working on multiple Cyberpunk games.
Earlier this week, a report from Polish site Bankier.pl suggested that CD Projekt was working on three separate Cyberpunk games. Company president Adam Kiciński was said to have told the site that “we’re working on three Cyberpunk things – over the main game and two more.”
Sadly, it would seem that Google Translate – the means by which the report reached much of the English-speaking press – tripped up over a few of the details. In a statement given to PC Gamer, a CDPR representative clarified those earlier statements.
“We currently have a total of five teams working on a number of projects, with three focusing on the development of Cyberpunk 2077.” CDPR studios in Warsaw and Krakow are handling the game itself. Over in Wroclaw, CDPR says that “40 industry specialists are engaged in technology R&D.” There have been rumours that that could be part of a standalone Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer project, but CDPR clearly isn’t confirming that right now.
The remaining two studios are another one in Warsaw, working on Gwent, and Spokko, a mobile studio acquired last year.
What that would all seem to mean is that the triple-A RPG set to launch next year is far from guaranteed to be another main-series Cyberpunk game. Personally, I’m back to holding out for a new Witcher game – in whatever format that may take.
Cyberpunk 2077 sales are already strong, and CDPR says pre-orders are already outdoing The Witcher 3. The company expects Cyberpunk to see a stronger majority of sales on console, since install bases have increased since 2015 and, unlike The Witcher, it’s not a sequel in a PC-focused series.
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More details and gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 are coming soon, but in the meantime you’ve got a cosplay contest and a tabletop prequel to enjoy, alongside several other gritty cyberpunk games on PC.