Last month we reported that according to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt, the next two years would be the “years of the Witcher,” and the firm was putting its highly anticipated title Cyberpunk 2077 on the back burner for a while. Now it seems that may not be the case.
CD Projekt still has staffers working hard on content for The Witcher 3, but it is also moving more developers over to work on Cyberpunk 2077, according to an interview with company co-founder and joint CEO Marcin Iwinski and marketing head Platkow Gilewski.
That said, there’s a lot of work to be done. It turns out that when that initial trailer was released, the team hadn’t yet done much work on the game at all.
“We released the Cyberpunk teaser trailer because we wanted to see how gamers felt about it,” Iwinski told IGN. “We were super excited about the project internally, but what if it wasn’t the right thing [for us]? But the response has been incredible. Now it’s just up to us to deliver. We’re hard at work on it.”
It’s clear that Cyberpunk 2077 is a massive change of pace from a developer known for a series of games set in a fantasy world. That change of pace is as much for the game’s developers as it is for fans.
“You can craft swords for 12 years, but you might get burnt out. People might want to leave and go work on something else. We’re excited to switch to guns. We intended to keep [the team] energized with Cyberpunk,” Iwinski said. “The core team is working The Witcher 3’s expansions, but more and more people are moving over onto Cyberpunk.”
We likely won’t see many more details on the game until next year at the very earliest, but in the meantime, take a look at the initial Cyberpunk 2077 teaser that got everyone so excited in the first place below.