With The Witcher 2 basically done and dusted, it’s time for CD Projeckt to look towards the future. Sure, a Witcher 3 game is a no-brainer, but the studio has grown large enough now, that they can afford to split resources and talent on a second project as well.
What project is that, you ask? Well, it’s one that swops swords and sorcery for a title that is far more technologically driven in nature.
Speaking at the Summer Conference Event, CDP revealed that their next big project would be Cyberpunk, a game based on the iconic desktop pen and paper title of the same name. So far, development is underway by a team of seasoned CDP staff members, made up primarily of Witcher veterans.
This is how they describe the title, which will have customisable characters and a massive open world scale;
Players will experience the world through their own, unique characters chosen from different classes – be they blood-thirsty mercenaries or cunning hackers – that they will equip with vast selection of cybernetic implants and deadly weapons.
As in the Witcher series, players will face morally ambiguous choices, their actions influencing events in the world at large and the fate of the individuals they encounter.
“For over two decades, I’ve been proud to say that cyberpunk’s been the gold standard of what it means to be a true cyberpunk game,” said original Cyberpunk designer Mike Pondsmith to DigitalSpy.
But over all that time we haven’t found the right team to bring our cyberpunk world to full digital life – until now. CD Projekt Red is the team we’ve been hoping for. Their incredible work on The Witcher and The Witcher 2 shows that they share the same dedication and love of great games that we do at Talsorian.
I’m especially stoked that they want our participation in making this game a fantastic project that will live up to everything cyberpunk fans (old and new) have been waiting for. Trust me – this game is going to rock.
Personally, I’m quite excited for CDP to embark on this type of game. They’ve proven that they know how to craft a great game with fantastic characters and visuals, plus the studio has a habit of rewarding players with free content, just for sticking around.
Add all that to a Sci-Fi genre game, and one that will most likely cater to fans who seek more intelligent combat in their favourite category of gaming, and you’ve got something that will hold you over until a new Deus Ex finally arrives.
Last Updated: May 31, 2012