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CD Projekt Red says its upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 RPG to be more ambitious than The Witcher 3.
“Cyberpunk is our new Witcher 3, but even more ambitious,” CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski said. “Our goal is to establish a new blockbuster franchise from the beginning. We work [in a] new universe, futuristic universe. We believe it’s very appealing to players, not only RPG players — but this is [a] true RPG, like Witcher, like Witcher 3, for mature audiences. It’s handcrafted, detailed, of course open-world, with open-ended gameplay.”
“Great game, more ambitious than Witcher 3, and we believe that we can aim [at] more ambitious business goals as well — of course, still having gamer-centric focus and quality focus as a main priority,” he explained.
While huge in scope, these claims aren’t too surprising given more developers have been working on Cyberpunk 2077 than there were on The Witcher 3 in it’s most intensive month.
At the seminar, he also shot down any hopes for a Witcher 4, a sentiment CD Projekt has expressed before.
“We can’t create Witcher 4, because that was a trilogy from the beginning,” he said. “No one said that one day we won’t decide to develop something in the Witcher universe. But now we’re focusing on Cyberpunk and Gwent.”
Speaking of Gwent, Kicinski touched on the success of the Witcher 3 digital card game spinoff Gwent and sales on the GOG platform.
“Recently, in the first half of 2017, we enjoyed a really huge increase of our own internal sales via GOG distribution channel,” Kicinski said. “A big part of that was coming from the Gwent project.”
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