Cyberpunk 2077 – the hotly-anticipated game, based on tabletop RPG Cyberpunk 2020, currently in development by The Witcher 3 makers CD Projekt RED – has already been proclaimed as “far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt RED has done before,” and a recent sales call by the company suggests that the game is set to be even larger than anticipated.
During its 2015 financial results conference, CD Projekt RED President Adam Kiciński and Studio Head Adam Badowski discussed the on-going development of Cyberpunk 2077 and, while Badowski confessed that the studio was “a long ways away from the premiere” of the game, he revealed that it is set to be “even better, even bigger, even more revolutionary” than initially planned (translation courtesy of DualShockers).
To facilitate the magnitude of the task, CD Projeckt RED has announced that it is to more than double the size of its development team. In a press release, the company said:
“The Witcher 3 set the bar high and provided a reference point for our future growth. We continue to develop and strengthen global brands by exploiting our proprietary technologies and drawing upon our accumulated know-how. Our team of experienced, talented and passionate professionals is fully capable of creating a videogame from scratch – starting with a fresh concept, then proceeding with development and marketing activities, and finalizing the project with global distribution. Thanks to GOG Galaxy, GOG.com is also opening a new chapter in its history.”
CD Projeckt RED reported revenues of 798 million PLN (£146m) and profits of 342.4 million PLN (£62.6m)