CD Projekt Red Shelves Cyberpunk 2077 for The Witcher 4

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In a recent turn of events, CD Projekt Red has shifted its focus away from Cyberpunk 2077 and onto its next big project: The Witcher 4. This move comes as a surprise to many, especially considering the extensive development and hype surrounding Cyberpunk 2077.

According to the latest financial reports from CD Projekt Red, not a single developer is currently assigned to Cyberpunk 2077. This marks a significant shift from previous years, where the studio had dedicated teams working on the game’s development and post-launch support.

With no one actively working on Cyberpunk 2077, fans are left wondering about the future of the game and whether any additional updates or expansions are in the pipeline.

The bulk of CD Projekt Red’s development team, comprising 407 out of 630 developers, is now dedicated to Project Polaris, the codename for The Witcher 4. This move signals the studio’s commitment to the next installment in The Witcher series, which was officially announced in 2022.

The team working on Project Polaris has grown substantially since its inception, reaching 200 members by March 2023. This expansion bodes well for the progress of The Witcher 4, hinting at a potential sneak peek in the near future.

Despite the excitement surrounding The Witcher 4, CD Projekt Red is keen to manage expectations and avoid drawing direct comparisons to Cyberpunk 2077.

Piotr Karwowski, joint chief operating officer, stated that the development and marketing strategies for The Witcher 4 may differ from those of Cyberpunk 2077. While teaser trailers and informative content may be released leading up to the game’s launch, the full-blown marketing campaign will kick into gear once pre-orders become available.