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CD Projekt Red recently held their Group H1 results conference. The conference gave us the sales numbers for CDPR along with information about the new projects they are working on. The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 IPs were, as expected, the highlights of the show.
While Cyberpunk 2077 was a mess at launch, CDPR gradually updated the game, and thankfully it’s mostly bug-free now. It also works fine on lower powered consoles such as the Series S at 60 FPS. But certain comments of CDPR’s Vice President of Business Development, Michał Nowakowski, has hinted at something interesting about the game’s future.
Nowakowski has stated that CDPR is completely and fully committed to developing the Cyberpunk IP even further. Speaking at the conference, he said that they are not done with the Cyberpunk franchise. However Phantom Liberty expansion would be the only expansion coming to the CP2077. This line clearly suggests that the Cyberpunk IP CDPR is working on could be an entirely new CP2077 project.
'We decided to develop one major expansion for Cyberpunk, which is going to take advantage of all the capabilities of the new-gen consoles. Having said that, we’re totally, fully committed to developing the Cyberpunk IP further, beyond this particular Cyberpunk expansion.'
That said, the comments couldn’t directly mean that CDPR is working on a new game, as they also have plans for Netflix shows. Recently they announced a Netflix spin-off show called Edge Runners, maybe they mean to expand it even more. Nowakowski further said:
We’ve put a lot of effort and time into building this franchise and we definitely want to continue to build upon what was built right now with new stories, new experiences, and new content, basically. Not just the video game format. In terms of expansions, there’s just going to be one major expansion. However, there’s going to be new stuff in the future.
The roadmap is quite clear as CDPR has multi-team criteria now, so different teams work on different projects simultaneously. This will help with escalated development speeds, and if there really is a new Cyberpunk game, hopefully it won’t take 15 years and still be a failure.
At this point, everything is to be expected as there is no solid news. For now, CDPR plans to launch the next-gen upgrade for the Witcher 3 along with the DLC Phantom liberty. We really hope CDPR has something good for us in store. Until then stay tuned for further leaks and information.
Do you guys think there will be more games in the Cyberpunk IP? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.