The Witcher 3 was a big game, no, it was a huge game. Sprawling landscapes stretched as far as the eye could see, and players could go to those places, and explore whatever forests, caves, and cities they found there. The end result was a massive fantasy world that enraptured gamers. However, CD Projekt Red isn’t stopping there, promising that their next game will be even bigger.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for awhile, with little information having been shared so far. What we do know, thanks to an interview with MCV, is that it will be bigger than the already gigantic The Witcher 3.
“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before,” said visual effects artist Jose Teixeira. “Far, far bigger. We’re really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter”
Thankfully, the team at CD Projekt Red has experience with this type of game, due to their work on The Witcher 3 and its predecessors. “The Witcher helped Cyberpunk quite a bit, because the game got so big and so complex that it really taught us,” Teixeira explained. “We really didn’t know what was going to happen.
“If anything, working on The Witcher 3 was a really good and often brutal learning experience. Cyberpunk is going to benefit greatly from it. I can almost guarantee it. I have a lot of things that I want to change and do better the next time around, and I can guarantee that almost everyone in that studio has something that they go ‘I did this this time, next time I can do it differently, I can do it better’.”
Unfortunately we still have no idea when Cyberpunk 2077 will release, with the developer simply joking that it would arrive in the year 2077. Hopefully we get some more info soon so fans can start getting excited for this huge scifi world.