'Cyberpunk 2077' news: RPG will outdo 'The Witcher,' says developer


The past year has been big for game developer CD Projekt Red, with the successful release of “The Witcher” which has made it to the “best-of” list for the year 2015, according to a report in Tech Times. This year, however, the developer wants to outdo itself with its ambitious new project, the video game “Cyberpunk 2077.”

According to the Tech Times report, the studio wants to bring something more to the gaming industry. Studio head Adam Badowski said that they want to the new game to be “even better, even bigger, even more revolutionary” than their original plans for the game. They specifically want to “outshine” what “The Witcher” franchise has achieved.

“Cyberpunk 2077,” like “The Witcher,” is also an action role-playing game. It is based on a tabletop game of the same name “Cyberpunk.” This tabletop game is a series of roleplaying games developed by Mike Pondsmith and published by R. Talsorian Games.

The game will be set in a futuristic world where there is ultra-modern technology while at the same time, human society is at its lowest. The fictional city is going to be called Night City, which will be the setting of the game.

According to Badowski, the company has more than enough time to achieve what they want for the game, aiming to create what they claim will be “a truly outstanding game.” The game is not slated for a 2016 release. The company has, in fact, declared a 2017-2021 window for the game so that gives them time to make a game that they say is going to be “much greater” than that of “The Witcher” series, even bigger than “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” with its 100 hours of gameplay.

The company is said to be expanding its staff complement, not only because of “Cyberpunk 2077” but also because of other projects in the pipeline, including an unannounced game it earlier hinted at.