Despite CD Projekt RED saying it wouldn’t be ready to talk about Cyberpunk 2077 until at least 2017, reports are emerging the sci-fi RPG may be ready for launch within the next 12 months. If the leaked details are true then it appears as if CD Projekt RED is working exclusively on a PC version of Cyberpunk 2077, with a console port to follow later.
Dedicating the entire studio to working on the PC version would allow them to get it out of the door much quicker, presumably with the plan being to release the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and Nintendo NX?) versions some time in 2017.
But that’s not all either. Contrary to what was said ahead of The Witcher 3’s launch, this may not the last we see of Geralt. It turns out shifting millions of copies and picking up dozens of game of the year awards makes it irresistible to create a sequel. Unless you’re Gabe Newell, of course.
"It's too early to talk about it, but it's not like we're forgetting about this brand," said CD Projekt RED CEO Adam Kicinski during an interview on Polish TV station TVN24 BiS. "It wouldn't be fair towards the fans. We work within this universe for over a dozen years now and I don't think it's going to be the end of it.”
Gulp. That sounds like The Witcher 4 could be coming to me. The problem is, when? With Cyberpunk 2077 hopefully out next year, and having been in development for at least five years, we wouldn’t expect to lay eyes on The Witcher 4 until at least 2019. As always though, we’d love to be surprised.
Would you like to see more from The Witcher universe? Or would you prefer to see CD Projekt RED tackle something entirely new?