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CD Projekt Red Shouldn’t Waste Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City

When it comes to open-world video games, we've been all over the world and across the multiverse, from the relatively small cities of Skyrim to the vastness of Los Santos and Assassin's Creed's take on Paris. One of the biggest games in this space, though, needs to take a page from one of the most compact. That is, as CD Projekt Red looks to the future of the Cyberpunk series, it should look to Like a Dragon--formerly called Yakuza in Western territories--and its hyper-detailed world of Kamurocho.Sega and…

CD Projekt Red to begin ‘production phase’ of new Witcher game this year

With Phantom Liberty now done and dusted, CD Projekt Red is keen to get cracking on some new projects. With that in-mind, it seems the studio is now looking to make some headway on the new Witcher saga. That’s according to a recent report from Reuters. The developer’s joint CEO, Adam Badowski, tells the publication that the team is aiming to start the “production phase” on the first entry in the next set of Witcher games, currently codenamed Polaris. Phantom Liberty, our spy-thriller expansion to Cyberpunk 2077,…

Over five million people have purchased Phantom Liberty, CD Projekt Red says

It’s been a funny old time for Cyberpunk 2077. Upon launching at the tail end of 2020, it went down as one of the most negatively received games due to its unfinished state. Now, with Phantom Liberty‘s launch and being one of the top-selling Steam releases of 2023, CD Projekt Red’s dystopian RPG has finally arrived. Speaking of top-selling, a recent post on the Cyberpunk Twitter page shows that a lot of people have downloaded the expansion. In fact, since it launched in September, Phantom Liberty has shifted more than…

CD Projekt Red Is Not Interested In Being Acquired

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that it has no interest in being bought out or part of a larger corporation, and wants to maintain its independence.In an interview with Parkiet, CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kicinski said, "We are not interested in being incorporated into some larger entity. We have worked all our lives to reach our current position. We believe that in a few years we will be even bigger and even stronger."Kicinski also confirmed that CD Projekt Red don't have any acquisitions itself planned at the…

CD Projekt shows what’s coming in Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.1

Cyberpunk 2077’s 2.0 update was supposed to be the last major addition to the game. But now CD Projekt Red is adding Update 2.1 to Cyberpunk, with some features that fans have been asking for since the game was first released.  In a REDstream event hosted on Twitch, quest director Paweł Sasko and producer Monika Janowska laid out some of the changes that are coming in Cyberpunk Update 2.1 on December 5, many of which seem to be inspired by the most popular Cyberpunk mods.  The most notable addition to the game is a…

CD Projekt Red is ramping up the team size for the new Witcher saga

CD Projekt Red managed to turn things around after the catastrophic launch of a certain dystopian RPG. With Cyberpunk 2077 getting an Ultimate Edition next month, not to mention the success of the Phantom Liberty DLC, the studio is mending its reputation. Right now, the company is looking to the future, as more staff are posted to its new Witcher projects. In a recent earnings conference call, CDPR said the number of people working on Cyberpunk will be decreasing over time, with developers being transferred to…

Cyberpunk 2077 Live-Action Adaptation in the Works, CD Projekt Red Confirmed

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a live-action adaptation, developer CD Projekt Red has announced. The project is being developed in collaboration with Anonymous Content, the independent media company best known for producing Emmy-winning shows like True Detective and Mr. Robot. It's unclear if this take will be a feature-length film or a TV series, but the hunt for a screenwriter has commenced, with plans to tell a brand-new story set in the futuristic neon-lit world, where sex, body modifications, and political chatter are…

CD Projekt Red is laying off roughly nine percent of its staff

The studio behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk video game series is parting ways with a chunk of its staff. CD Projekt Red is laying off around 100 workers, which it estimates is roughly 9% of the entire team. As announced in a letter shared on CD Projekt’s site from CEO Adam Kiciński, the layoffs will run up through Q1 2024. Its announced the layoffs now in the “spirit of transparency” and to give team members a chance to process. Additionally, CD Projekt assures that those affected have been offered a “comprehensive”…

CD Projekt Red is laying off about 9 percent of its staff

CD Projekt Red (CDPR), the video game studio behind franchises like The Witcher and Cyberpunk, is laying off “roughly” 9 percent of its staff, according to a Wednesday blog post. That number translates to around 100 people.“There’s no easy way to say this, but today we are overstaffed,” CEO Adam Kiciński wrote in the post. “We have talented people on board who are finishing their tasks and — based on current and expected project needs — we already know we don’t have other opportunities for them in the next year.” “To meet…

CD Projekt Red is laying off nine percent of its staff

Though CD Projekt Red has a few games in the pipeline, the company behind the Witcher video game series apparently doesn't have enough work for all its employees. As a result, CD Projekt Red has announced it's cutting about 100 jobs or around nine percent of its workforce. This news follows layoffs in May and June when 29 people were let go from The Molasses Flood (owned by CD Projekt Red), followed by 30 people who worked on a Witcher card game that was scaled back. "To meet our own high expectations and ambitions to…