CD Projekt Red: RPGs “should actually look better” than shooters

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:04 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Witcher and Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt is ready to challenge the best graphics AAA shooters have to offer.

“We don’t see any reason why RPGs should look worse than shooters. They should actually look better,” company co-founder Marcin Iwinski told VentureBeat.

“The story’s always the thing, because that’s the thing which keeps you playing, but these days — and especially in the next generation when you have the new consoles, when you have the new HDTVs — you’re going to want bells and whistles on the graphical side, and we want to deliver on that as well.”

Iwinski was talking about the upcoming Cyberpunk, but did give a nod to the developer’s fantasy series, The Witcher.

“I think we’ve created some new standards in terms of storytelling in the RPG genre, in terms of having no compromise in the way the story is being told, how we shape the world, how believable the characters are, how similar it is to what we see around us,” he said.

“We are really looking at totally new ideas on telling a story and involving the gamer in it. I think we’re looking at what the critics were saying and what the fans were saying. I think we’ve delivered something totally new.”

CD Projekt Red has promised to detail Cyberpunk later this year.

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