Cyberpunk 2077 will be “Far, far bigger” than The Witcher 3

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Thanks to MGS V falling apart at the end and some frankly appalling microtransactions, The Witcher 3 is now back, firmly atop my game of the year list. While it certainly wasn’t perfect, with spotty writing, a fiddly UI and a wealth of other issues that have now mostly been patched up, it did open world right – weaving a decent narrative within a sandbox, which isn’t a particularly easy thing to do.

The game also felt enormous, even if it wasn’t necessarily as big as it seemed. It’s certainly something I could with more of, though I have to admit to growing a bit weary of standard, or even subverted Fantasy tropes. To that end, I’m ludicrously excited for CD Projekt Red’s next game, Cyberpunk 2077, which according to visual effects artist Jose Texeira is huge. Really, really huge.

“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before,” said Teixeira. “Far, far bigger. We’re really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter.”

The enormity and complexity of The Witcher 3 was the perfect training ground, says Texeira, adding that those working on the futuristic RPG have learned much from their adventures making The Witcher.

“If anything, working on The Witcher 3 was a really good and often brutal learning experience,” said Teixeira. “Cyberpunk is going to benefit greatly from it. I can almost guarantee it.

“I have a lot of things that I want to change and do better the next time around, and I can guarantee that almost everyone in that studio has something that they go ‘I did this this time, next time I can do it differently, I can do it better’.”

There’s no word on when the game is out, but I think we can all safely assume that’s no time soon.

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Last Updated: October 6, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Something something CDPR are gods.
    Something something EA is the devil.

    Don’t support DRM
    Cyberpunk 2077 is coming.



  • Grand Admiral Chief

    “decent narrative”
    *epic narrative

    • Nikola

      Best flippen narrative I’ve seen in a game yet!

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    I’d really enjoy some Witcher easter eggs in CP2077

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I’d expect a Ciri cameo. She mentioned sci-fi stuff when talking to Geralt about world-hopping.

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        Good point

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Spotty writing se moer 😛

    It’s the best story in an RPG to date, consistently good & so many feels.

    • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

      So many feels? Like feelings of the boobs? Are these the feelings we’re talking about? Cause those happened. On many occasions. Throughout the story.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I see I’ve met a fellow connoisseur of Crippled Kate’s.

        • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

          Lol. I plead my right to no longer/further incriminate myself.

  • Ryanza

    • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

      DUDE?! Is that an ALWAYS ONLINE Teaser Trailer?!

      No waaaaaay man. Not chilled bro. Not chilled. Don’t support DRM stuff thingy man. Cause it’s the man. Man.

      • Ryanza

        No. I do have the trailer on my PC and I do pass around the trailer.

        If you want to make fun of me, fine do so, but make a post and do it. Just don’t do it under my comments. I don’t do it you, so don’t do it to me. This following my comments with your fucking stupid shitty jokes… of god i hate internet people.

        • The Real

          Viva Polska

        • The Real

          Viva Polska!

        • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

          RyanZA I’m having trouble accessing this reply you made to my comment on your comment. It seems it has not been made available offline? What’s up with that?

      • Hammersteyn


    • Lardus-For the Emperor!

      I really liked that trailer when it came out. Thanks for sharing it again! Still need to get Witcher 3 but struggling getting through Witcher 1 🙁

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        W1 is nothing like W2, which is nothing like W3. 1 is definitely dated, it was made using a modified version of the NWN engine after all, 2 was fun but with fiddly combat that can be made better with a mod, but 3 is fantastic.

      • Ryanza

        Don’t still fuck around with The Witcher 1 and 2. The Witcher 3 as a video game is damn near perfect. If the graphics blow my socks off then it would be the perfect game.

        The other thing that can put people off is the story telling. Story telling in video games is not the best medium but the The Witcher 3 does it well. So expect a lot of conversations.
        Combat is decent too with a lot of build and play style options. There is even a “god mode” option through skills and potions.
        And CDPR has handled open world and quests really well. I would say the best so far.

        I would say, read the intro book to get familiar with Geralt and the first book Blood of Elves for an intro to Ciri. Playing Witcher 1 will just make you feel like you stuck in the past.

    • Deceased

      Oh My *insert everything that is unholy* I cannot wait for this game!!!

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    That opening line…. That is exactly how I feel too…

  • Nikola

    THis really sounds good, If the narrative will be anything like the Witcher I am in. Not to mention I don’t remember playing an RPG set in a future so the whole idea is awesome!

  • Ryanza

    There hasn’t been an update of sales since the 6 weeks figures. But the Witcher 3 just showed how it is. No DRM for PC except for digital sales. No DRM for consoles except for digital sales.

    75% retail sales. But they say retail is dying.
    Over a million PC sales with most of those sales coming from retail. But they say they need DRM because piracy is stealing PC sales.

    Witcher 3 shows that you don’t need DRM. With DRM it’s about 50/50 that means there is 25% of people who can’t buy. Those people are not then pirating, they just can’t buy because of DRM.

    The Witcher 3 product also has value unlike DRM games which has no value.

    Don’t Support DRM. The Witcher 3 shows us that there is no reason for DRM. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming.

    • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

      *Making this shit up as he goes along. 😛

      • Ryanza

        fucking hell. following all my fucking comments with your own fucked up bullshit. if my comments is just going to be a fucking statement of your own bullshit. then i’m done. fucking take it. this is what you were after anyway. fucking internet assholes.

  • Lardus-For the Emperor!

    “heave larbed much”…Is that Polish or something?

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  • doobies

    Holy Crap, excuse me for stating the obvious but isnt that Neo’s iconic “come get some” pose?

    • HairyEwok

      You broke the internet now.

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