The Witcher dev unveils Cyberpunk RPG

CD Projekt Red working on AAA role-playing game based on pen-and-paper system; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings sells 1.7 million.

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The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red has unveiled an all-new role-playing game based on Mike Pondsmith's Cyberpunk pen-and-paper RPG system. The game is currently in development by a second team at CD Projekt Red in Warsaw, Poland, by "seasoned developers."

A first look inside CD Projekt Red's new Cyberpunk RPG.

Speaking about the project during its annual summer conference, CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski said the new Cyberpunk RPG is a "dream come true." Firm details on the project were not made available, but Iwinski said the game will be a "mature RPG for mature audiences" that features "realistic and brutal" action in a futuristic universe.

Iwinski also said the new Cyberpunk game will boast a nonlinear narrative filled with "life and detail," as well as a varied selection of character classes. Lastly, the developer said the new project will sport an arsenal replete with weapons, upgrades, implants, and other high-tech toys.

No release window or platforms were named for the project.

Also during CD Projekt Red's conference today the company revealed that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has sold more than 1.7 million copies across the PC and Xbox 360. On top of this, the game will arrive in Japan on August 23 and will hit the Mac this fall.

For more on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

222 comments
TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

Hope this is good. I love Cyberpunk and I love CD Projekt Red's games, so I hop they are able to pull it off

Unholy123
Unholy123

Well should be intresting to see more of. Witcher 2 was probably one of the best medieval time RPG I've played in the while I love the amount of choice it gave you and it sounds like they plan the same thing with this one with all the tech and whatnot.

 

Also the way these guys put together levels graphics I want to see what it will look like and what exactly they are planning I'd love a fleshed out metrohive city.

darkscape
darkscape

One of the few and only companies left in this industry that cater to us gamers and have a true passion for the games they make. Everyone that calls themselves a gamer should support them.

marcel1303
marcel1303

This company is freaking awesome, especially its originality! 

takeover_cro
takeover_cro

Finally some courage from developers. And Bethesda and Dishonored of course

nyran125
nyran125

i love this...The witcher 2 sells 1.7 million and goes onto to make another amazing game.. 38 studios makes a pretty good arpg and sells 1.2 million shuts down entire office...

 

wtf is up with this world!?!!?!?!?!

lulababy
lulababy

We all feel a bit pissed off by Bioware for Mass effect 3 ending and Dragon Age 2 failed experiment but Witcher and Witcher 2 are ok games .they dont hold the candle to Bioware games .They are just ok but nothing to write peans about,,..

People get a grip....

drgribb
drgribb

More cyberpunk is ALWAYS a good thing."Based on a pen and paper cyberpunk game"- gamma world?

baal46
baal46

Very possibly a sleeper hit. Watch this one.

nedsig7
nedsig7

I've got my eyes on this game  . . .

iknowthepiecesf
iknowthepiecesf

this company is rock solid, i will buy every single byte they design.

marshal2909
marshal2909

Let's wait, that is what we always do ;)

DrSponja
DrSponja

CD Project Red is the only gaming studio i pledge loyalty this days!

Love their attitude towards their customers, love their products so far.

haedrianz
haedrianz

i was like ... what ???? don't know about this .... but then , i was convinced , those guys are pure bombs , love their studios , they treat there fans well , they deliver amazing game .. i have to say witcher 2 was one of the coolest game i played in years .... so cyberpunk / bladerunner/ 5th element / ghost in the shell style game by them .... i believe they could make some real dope game, like they always do ... 

Shinteikun
Shinteikun

Something worth following... I can't say I have any opinions yet... we'll see what upcoming months or years bring!

xfootballx
xfootballx

This already makes up for Mass effect 3

 

alixkid
alixkid

We need more cyberpunk games. Shadowrun anyone?

chechak7
chechak7

its gana be new mass effect  game by CD Preojekt 

krisroe_213
krisroe_213

These guys understand gaming and they know what we want. I'll always buy their games

Evtutchenk0
Evtutchenk0

Im soooo looking foward for this  : )

TheDudeman420
TheDudeman420

This is the kind of news that makes me smile! I have full faith in CD Projekt Red, and I'm sure their new IP will be awesome.When you mix good developers, a great genre and Cybperpunk, you just know everything is going to work out! WINNING 

Getbacktogaming
Getbacktogaming

After all the awesome work they did on RED while porting The Witcher 2 on the Xbox360 I do hope they will continue to release future games on consoles!

Grimlim
Grimlim

big question: 3rd person or first person?I'm ok with either tbh. preferably both! 

SquareEnixFan13
SquareEnixFan13

Awesome, Red is one of the best devs out there right now.

mastermune89
mastermune89

Its been a while since theres been anything truly cyberpunk, I look forward to this!

manio22
manio22

Awesome news, can't wait.

bekyuubi
bekyuubi

 @nyran125 I'm not sure how 38 studios did it, but they had KoA budget to be 100 million dollars, and witcher 2 only cost 8 million. I can only guess that KoA took more than 5 years to do and over hundreds of staff, and witcher 2 progressed smoothly in 2 years or something.

 

Witcher 2 was something like 27-28 million PLZ or $8 million.

 

Dragon age 2, I read it was 25 mil.

 

Simply put it was the company's (38 studios) fault.

haedrianz
haedrianz

 @lulababy ok... got the solution for u : gog.com , buy witcher 2 ... download,  then install , them play the witcher 2 ... then come back and apologies to everyone 

darkscape
darkscape

 @lulababy Oh god. Another BioDrone.... Please go away! Bioware has died when EA bought them and you can see with the quality of their games. The last good thing they made was Dragon Age: Origins. 

 

Everything after is pure crap. DA2, ME3, SWTOR. 

cryfreedom66
cryfreedom66

 @lulababy Seriously, they don't hold a candle to Bioware games? You are so wrong its ridiculous. Story, characters, world, graphics gameplay are all on par with Bioware...get real man.

SipahSalar
SipahSalar

 @lulababy They stand shoulder to shoulder with any bioware game. They are original, have their own lore and combat style. If anything we aren't getting "enhanced edition" as some crappy DLC.

drgribb
drgribb

Ah, nevermind, google search tells me the game (the pen and paper one) is called "Cyberpunk 2020."  Looks pretty sweet, I'll definitely have to check it out.

marcel1303
marcel1303

 @AgentZirdik  Deus Ex doenst involve low life, only the high tech part of cyberpunk's concept. The main character is part of a Megacorporation, and doesnt involve the daily-life troubles usual to cyberpunk style. But what is indisputable is that Deus Ex is not a RPG

AgentZirdik
AgentZirdik

 @weaslerz How was Deus Ex: Human Revolution not cyberpunk. It was a technological but dystopian near future with cybernetics, hacking, and mega-corporations. It's the very definition of cyberpunk!