The Witcher dev teases new cyberpunk RPG

CD Projekt Red releases teaser image for upcoming role-playing game hinting at futuristic setting with guns; full announcement slated for tomorrow.

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red has offered a glimpse into the company's future. Today, the Polish studio released a concept image for a new mystery AAA role-playing game in development at the company, hinting that the project may be set in the future.

Might CD Projekt Red be making a cyberpunk RPG?

The image (at right) depicts a man wielding a futuristic-looking handgun and wearing eyeglasses boasting some sort of computerized heads-up display.

Other details are not available, but gamers won't have to wait long to know what CD Projekt Red is up to. The company will broadcast its annual Summer Conference tomorrow on its Facebook page at 1 p.m. EDT, where the project will be announced in earnest.

Speculation about new projects at CD Projekt Red was sparked earlier this month when job listings at the studio revealed the firm was at work on two new role-playing games, one of which would be an entirely new intellectual property. The other game is to be set in a "mature dark-fantasy world" and may be a follow-up to 2011's much-praised The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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Discussion

224 comments
rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

CDProject Red is becoming the new BioWare for me...I can't wait for whatever you polish Geniuses release!Make us Europeans proud :)

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

Something to get truly excited about!  Go Polacks!

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

Sounds interesting but Witcher 3 is all i want to hear about lol

 

shadowrun
shadowrun

Finally you noticed me. Haha

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

A Shadowrun RPG on todays consoles is long overdue.  That FPS was putrid.

pUrg3
pUrg3

This would be brilliant!! CD projekt view on cyber awesomeness?

 

Hurvl
Hurvl

Instead of running with blades in The Witcher we get Blade Runner, lol.

KarlosBog
KarlosBog

CDPR is the last AAA developer that can give such a mature, gritty, smart genre the right treatment. All the other studios went corporate and/or infantile (in Diablo case both).

 

I'm only concerned about the cyberpunk style they're using. I'm not an cyberpunk expert here but I'm pretty sure the style has shifted away from leather vests and colourful mohicans twenty years ago. Matrix, Deus Ex and Syndicate are the setting the trend now. Oh well, we shall wait and see...

dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

well EXTREMELLY GOOD  dev team but the ciber punk theme sounds pretty bad but come on it's the witcher dev team were talking about so we shouldn't expect a bad game

shirin84
shirin84

! loved The Witcher 2 . best RPG of the year. Can't wait to see this one too.

SlimeSwayze
SlimeSwayze

I've long given up hope of ever seeing a great Shadowrun RPG that builds on what was started with the 16-bit games, but this could be the next best thing.

Jawad2007
Jawad2007

cdCD PROJEKT you deserve the best

downloadthefile
downloadthefile

awesome news, love everything this company does.  witcher and gog.com are both great for gaming.

MrPopek
MrPopek

Bioware take note how to make games :)

 

we love you guys

lemoi
lemoi

<changes pants>

theBeorn
theBeorn

wait... an independent developer who puts NO drm on their games now actually has money to fund not one... but TWO AAA budget games? How can this be possible? Surely there must be some mistake there! Piracy is the bane of the industry! The company cannot be growing, right gamers? To grow, companies NEED DRM, on disc DLC and online codes! Right? Riiight????

100proofsoco
100proofsoco

That image looks like something from Flashback. Man I loved that game for the Genesis.

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JESSITO
JESSITO

Shadowrun anyone? Still stoked, pretty much my favorite developer.

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Ooooo I love the cyberpunk genre/culture :) I think it could be the foundations for a little bit o' awesomeness  :D

Onwain
Onwain

Cool as this could be, I'd still like to see them finish the Witcher series out sooner, rather than later.

kvan33
kvan33

Cyber Punk? Witcher dev?  Hopefully this will be the game that Shadowrun should have been.

prince__vlad
prince__vlad

and you call this .."news"? what a stupid

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

Out with the old, in with the new...

 

*Takes Bioware off pedestal.  Puts Project Red in it's place.*

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

I'm already looking forwarding to learning more about this...

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

I'm wondering If this will be on a console as well as PC.

I have The Witcher 2 on PC & so far CDR have proven to be excellent In terms of both content & especially the way that extra content Is handled.

I have faith until proven otherwise.

ztg360
ztg360

I haven't played a lot of the withcer 2 but I've loved what I have played (maybe 10 hrs in the game at most) but I've always loved the cyber punkish movies and such so this would be incredible to be done

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

I can't wait for more info on this, I will probably buy anything these guys put out.

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

lets have a little Jonny Mnemonic feel to it. I hope it is a little more sandbox than the Witcher which I have enjoyed. 

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

As soon as cyberpunk is mentioned, Deus Ex pops into the minds of gamers everywhere. Although, I wouldn't classify it is a role-playing game at heart, but with concepts mixed into the final product. A satisfying franchise, however, I dislike the fact that the original is so similar to the Thief series.

sideshowboots
sideshowboots

you can never have enough cyberpunk, way to go Projekt Red

redder1111
redder1111

CD projekt makes it?! i'll buy it! *fanboy moment*  but plz plz plz CDP. don't forget to announce Witcher 3 soon after this one. I can't wait!  

billlabowski
billlabowski

Like I said before Gamespot deleted my comment. Please don't mess up the PC version. Develop it for PC's first than port it to consoles, everything works out better that way. 

2x4b96123
2x4b96123

Projekt Red.. eastern europeans... masters of PC RPG's... making a cyberpunk game... OH F!#% YES!!!!! :D

The_J3ster
The_J3ster

Love Cyberpunk and love CD Project... The checkbook is ready and waiting!  A cross between Deus Ex, Witcher 2 and Fallout would be cool!

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

 @SlimeSwayze Have you not heard of the successfully-funded Kickstarter Shadowrun RPG or what? They are already starting development. You need a PC, Mac or iPad to play it, though. I forgot if they have an Android version or not.

Bhemont
Bhemont

 @MrPopek And write a decent story with a decent ending, just putting it out there... >_>

SlimeSwayze
SlimeSwayze

 @syafiqjabar I've seen that, but it's now what I was looking for in terms of a new Shadowrun RPG.  I was hoping for something more like the old Genesis version--open world and not turn based.  Hopefully this will be closer to that.