I don’t imply to shock you right here, however plainly CD Projekt Red intends to make follow-ups to its wildly profitable RPG games. The studio plans to start out “parallel triple-A development” in 2022, based on a brand new enterprise technique report, and the devs are focusing these efforts on their “two core franchises”: The Witcher and Cyberpunk.

Of course, it’s far too early for any actual particulars on these video games, so the precise titles may very well be something from The Witcher: Adventures of Ciri to Cyberpunk 1850. (Those titles are pure hypothesis from me, please don’t put this half on Reddit.) The factor CDPR is evident about is that these shall be “genre-blending” RPG video games with an “online experience” along with the single-player tales the studio is thought for.

“CD Projekt Red makes single-player, story-driven triple-A RPGs,” joint CEO Adam Kiciński says. “That is not changing. What is changing is our long-term approach to online. We are building an online technology that can be seamlessly integrated into development of future games.”

This common change in strategy additionally signifies that the deliberate Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer game – hinted to be a standalone launch – is not going to be occurring. Now that the studio is investing in on-line for all its future triple-A video games, the devs plan to maneuver away from the thought of standalone multiplayer video games. (Though smaller-scale spin-offs like Gwent and Monster Slayer will proceed to occur, too.)

REDengine will proceed to energy future video games in each the Witcher and Cyberpunk collection, however now the studio will construction its growth groups in order that assets between the 2 video games may be shared. As an instance, each video games may use the identical tech for each NPC routines and character management.

CD Projekt is altering its strategy to advertising and marketing, too. “We have learned many things from our marketing and PR campaigns for Cyberpunk 2077” SVP of enterprise growth Michał Nowakowski says in CDPR’s newest enterprise technique report. “We see things that need to change in the future and this is how we will do that. Going forward, our campaigns will be much shorter. We’ll wait until much closer to our game’s launch before we start showing things like trailers, demos, or going in depth about mechanics.”

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That doesn’t imply bulletins received’t occur early. Nowakowski says that “if it makes sense we will still tease future projects at an early stage, with the actual campaign waiting until closer to launch.”

So don’t anticipate a Witcher 4 release date to land anytime quickly, however we may be the primary teaser for the subsequent entry sooner fairly than later. For 2021, CD Projekt will proceed to concentrate on patches, updates, and free DLC for Cyberpunk 2077, in addition to next-gen console upgrades for each it and The Witcher 3.