While official information on the upcoming game has been pretty sparse up till now, CD Projekt Red joint CEO Adam Kicinski has now revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 is “even more ambitious” than the team had originally envisioned. “The project is even more ambitious than we first planned (…) we need to create a game that will be even more successful,” said Kicinski on Polish TV station TVN24 BiS earlier this week, translation coming care of Gamepressure. “We have a long way ahead of us to reach the biggest commercial successes in the world.”
He goes on to comment on the success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, having sold 8 million copies fueled by a budget of $81 million. Kicinski said he believes that the Witcher 3 was “a good investment” but admits that he would have liked to have seen the game make more of an impact, saying “Sure, many people consider The Witcher 3 to be the best game in the world this year, but this is not a game that broke any sales records,”.
Cyberpunk 2077 was announced way back in October 2012 and ever since details on the game have been scarce, although CD Projekt Red did say that it was not planning to discuss the game until 2017 at the earliest. According to visual effects artist Jose Teixeira though, “Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before… far, far bigger.”
CD Projekt Red is apparently “focusing” on Cyberpunk 2077, though the developer plans to continue to support The Witcher 3 with new content, with the game’s second paid expansion, Blood and Wine, coming out next year.