Polish developer CD Projekt RED is set to balloon in size as it lays out plans to hire hundreds of new staff in preparation for ramping up development of Cyberpunk 2077. The success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has clearly paid off, and CDPR reckon sci-fi odyssey Cyberpunk 2077 will be the studio’s most ‘ambitious’ and ‘challenging’ game yet.
“It's been The Witcher 2 straight to The Witcher 3 in parallel with Cyberpunk and then, after TW3 base game, straight onto 2 large expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine,” said CD Projekt RED’s John Mamais. He’s the head of the Krakow studio, a small sub-team of CDPR which is set to expand from 30 to 100. The plan is for CD Projekt RED to work on multiple AAA titles simultaneously, boosting its release schedule and ending the dreaded 3-4 year wait between games.
“To realize our ambitions regarding Cyberpunk 2077 we need to scale the size of the team working on it which means from 300+ to 500+". Development is going full steam ahead for Cyberpunk 2077 then, with reports indicating we should see CDPR’s next title in 2017 or 2018. Much of the Krakow studio’s work revolves around improving the already impressive REDengine, ensuring Cyberpunk 2077 looks even better than the sumptuous The Witcher 3.