“We need to create a game that will be even more successful.”
While official details on Cyberpunk 2077 are being kept largely under wraps, CD Projekt Red joint CEO Adam Kicinski has now revealed the game is “even more ambitious” than what the developer originally had in mind.
“The project is even more ambitious than we first planned (…) we need to create a game that will be even more successful,” he said on Polish TV station TVN24 BiS, as translated by Gamepressure. “We have a long way ahead of us to reach the biggest commercial successes in the world.”
Kicinski went on to say that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a big success with 6 million copies sold against an $81 million budget. The game was a “good investment,” according to CD Projekt Red management, but at the same time, The Witcher 3 won’t end up being a worldwide chart-topper for the full year.
“Sure, many people consider The Witcher 3 to be the best game in the world this year, but this is not a game that broke any sales record,” he explained.
Cyberpunk 2077 was announced in October 2012. Details on the game have been scarce, although CD Projekt Red did say that it was not planning to discuss the game until 2017 at the earliest. According to visual effects artist Jose Teixeira, “Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before… far, far bigger.”
CD Projekt Red is “focusing” on Cyberpunk 2077, though the developer continues to support its award-winning Witcher 3 with new content. The game’s second paid expansion, Blood and Wine, comes out next year.