Cyberpunk 2077, the next game from The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, is the biggest title the studio has ever made.
Developer, CD Projekt Red, has today unveiled that their shrouded new title, Cyberpunk 2077 will entail a drastically larger map than their recently released The Witcher 3.
Despite news being sparse, it has been stated by the developer that the title is slated to obtain a slew of new information in 2017, but until that point they will be focusing on The Witcher 3. Cyberpunk 2077 was originally revealed in October 2012 and has since attained an exhilarating CGI trailer pertaining to its dark world.
“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before,” visual effects artist Jose Teixeira told MCV. “Far, far bigger.
“We’re really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter.”
The Witcher 3 became the fastest-selling game in the UK during 2015 upon its release back in May, but was overtaken by the launch of fellow open-world title Batman Arkham Knight one month later.
Teixeira continued by saying that The Witcher 3’s scope had helped the studio to refine its open-world formula for Cyberpunk 2077.
“The Witcher helped Cyberpunk quite a bit, because the game got so big and so complex that it really taught us,” he explained. “We really didn’t know what was going to happen.
“If anything, working on The Witcher 3 was a really good and often brutal learning experience. Cyberpunk is going to benefit greatly from it. I can almost guarantee it.
“I have a lot of things that I want to change and do better the next time around, and I can guarantee that almost everyone in that studio has something that they go ‘I did this this time, next time I can do it differently, I can do it better’.”
Unsurprisingly, Teixeira refused to give any clues regarding a potential release window for the title.
“The name of the game is Cyberpunk 2077, and we usually say the release date is 2077,” he joked.
For those who are unsure about it, Cyberpunk 2077 will follow a masked protagonist as they traverse the technology inundated plains of 2077, in which players will seemingly be imbued with an array of weapons and abilities, in order to stifle vile criminals, and bring them to justice.