Cyberpunk 2077. Remember the announcement from The Witcher 3 dev CD Projekt Red back in 2012? Well, we haven't heard anything meaty about the game for years and it looks like the trend will continue for a few more yet, according to CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski.
In an interview with Reuters' Jakub Iglewski, Kicinski said that "this year, and the next one" will be all about the Witcher and that any talk of the developer's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 is premature. Which is fair enough, given that sales of the latest instalment are "many times higher than with [its] earlier games", according to Kicinski.
To put numbers to this optimism:
The company sold 1.5 million copies of the game before its last-week release versus 1 million and 1.7 million of total annual sales of the saga's previous parts, respectively.
Yep, things are travelling well for the Poland-based studio and it wouldn't be in the company's best interests to drop everything related to The Witcher 3 and pour efforts into Cyberpunk 2077.
It has a solid reputation now for making expansive, high-quality titles, so I say we leave CD Projekt Red to its devices, which for the time being involves supporting its newest release for the next 12-24 months.
I still think I'm going to go a little nuts waiting for Cyberpunk, though.