Witcher 3 developers working on two “smaller” games besides Cyberpunk 2077


CD Projekt RED have more fingers in pies than most people have in… gloves(?). Besides working on the next Witcher game – a vast open world RPG with beards – and the superb looking Cyberpunk 2077, the Polish developer is working on two “smaller” games (both about 20 hours in length) and improving their modding tools further.

That’s five fingers by my count but there’s more pie-covered digits below the break.

The news comes from a corporate report published on CD Projekt’s website last week – if your Polish isn’t up to scratch you’ll want to read the translation that Kotaku got a hold of. In it, the developer lists their development roadmap:

  • Open REDkit beta and further support the modding community.

  • Premiere of the first non-computer game set in the Witcher world.

  • Launch of a local branch of CD Projekt RED in the United States, focused on marketing and PR for both Americas, especially the US.

  • 2014-2016 – launch of The Witcher 3 for at least three strong platforms including PC and PS4.

  • Launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

  • Two smaller (about 20 hours of gameplay) but top-quality games supporting one of the product lines.

  • A cross-platform mobile game based on one of CDPR’s brands.

  • Start of license sales for REDengine.

  • Long-term Witcher 3 support involving completely new mechanics.

  • Launch of the full version of the REDkit and further modding community support.

  • Launch of further local CDPR branches in key territories.

If you’ve been following along at home you should have a bit of a pie-y mess on your hands but you can see that we’ve got a lot more to learn about what’s going on behind the doors of CD Projeckt RED: what are those two other games they’re making? Are they Witcher tie-ins or Cyberpunk spin-offs? What will be the non-computer game set in the Witcher world? What are the features they’re planning to introduce to the Witcher 3 post-release?

If we were in the guessing business the that cross-platform mobile game will likely tie into the Cyberpunk 2077 game, it seems a more natural fit than the Witcher’s medieval demon-filled world.

Besides that, it’d be foolhardy to speculate.

Ooh, though the non-computer game could be a beard-off boardgame: “Bad luck, you rolled a six, pluck six folicles and return to The Barber or Despair. Do not collect a comb if you pass a mirror.”