CD Projekt RED has proven its capabilities on developing huge open-world titles with the highest standards that you cannot expect from other studios. The Witcher series, especially the final entry for the epic saga which won The Game Awards’ Best Game back in 2015, is one of the richest alive franchises of the studio that definitely has got the potential to receive more sequels and still don’t lose a bit of its quality. The Polish studio thinks the same goes for Cyberpunk 2077 and both IPs could be eternal brands for the CD Projekt RED.
Adam Kicinski, CEO at CD Projekt RED, attended in Wall Street 23 conference in which he talked about the future of the studio’s two big IPs with the first one getting its TV series soon and the second one still under development to probably launch in early 2020. Kicinski said:
There are producers who release games from a given series every year. We are doing something else. The most important thing is that the game is innovative and outstanding in some areas. The games we do sell for a very long time. We value the quality higher than the frequency. Yes, we would like to spend more of them and this is the plan, but we have to come to such a stage of development when we play parallel games at full speed. We would like to have two teams the size of one who works on Cyberpunk.
CD Project RED previously announced that the team behind the Cyberpunk 2077 is working in full size at full speed. Making such a team double, will definitely turn CDPR to one of the new giants in the gaming industry with so many titles to deliver every year, though Kacinski said quality is way more important than quantity of titles for them. He added:
When it comes to long-term goals, we want to grow. We are insatiable when it comes to success. Every day, we are rather less than more satisfied. We would like to develop all the time at the current pace. We want to do more games, but just as good. We also want our brands – The Witcher and Cyberpunk – to become eternal. This is a huge ambition. We want these to be brands such as the American ones that have been functioning for generations, do not grow old and fall permanently into pop culture. From a business perspective, it is a solid foundation for the future.
CD Project RED is going to have its biggest appearance at E3 this year and probably there are more to share about Cyberpunk 2077 and possibly the upcoming port of The Witcher series for Nintendo Switch.