Cyberpunk 2077 is more ambitious than The Witcher 3, says CD Projekt RED

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 10:28 GMT

Cyberpunk 2077, and The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED has said that it wants to build a blockbuster franchise around Cyberpunk.

Speaking at Pareto Securities’ Gaming Seminar, CD Projekt RED CEO Adam Kicinski said that Cyberpunk 2077 “is our new Witcher 3, but even more ambitious.”

This isn’t just about the game’s scale, it also refers to having more ambitious business goals for Cyberpunk 2077. According to Kicinski, the developer wants to build a new blockbuster franchise, and called it a “true RPG”.

“We work [in a] new universe, futuristic universe. We believe it’s very appealing to players, not only RPG players—but this is [a] true RPG, like Witcher, like Witcher 3, for mature audiences. It’s handcrafted, detailed, of course open-world, with open-ended gameplay,” he said.

In the presentation, which you can watch below (via PC Gamer), Kicinski pointed out that revenues from first-party titles sold through GOG are at an all-time high, but confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on Steam regardless.

If the link below doesn’t take you straight to Adam Kicinski’s presentation, skip to hour 3, minute 16.

In other Cyberpunk 2077 news, the game is rumoured to be at E3 2018. We’re expecting at least a new trailer, but reports indicate CD Projekt will be hosting a demo behind closed doors.

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