In addition, one third of the total workforce is working on the PS5 and Xbox X Series X|S versions of Cyberpunk 2077. Even so, it is not sure that they will finish this year.
CD Projekt has repeatedly reaffirmed its commitment to Cyberpunk 2077, despite its disastrous release last December. This is visible in the distribution of projects within the company. At the recent shareholder meeting, CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski confirmed that more than a third of the total workforce is working on next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077. And if that wasn’t enough, a quarter of the entire crew is also focused on the first expansion pack for the game.
“The next-gen version is an important step in our entry into the Cyberpunk universe,” said Kicinski, as transcribed by VGC. “We truly believe in the long-term potential of the IP. That’s why we are currently working on the first expansion for the game, although I can’t say more about that at the moment,” he added.
“True to our promise to players, we will continue to develop Cyberpunk for as long as it takes. In the meantime, we are not losing sight of our long-term plans to develop more products based on our series, expanding the core of our business,” the CEO added. “Currently, 160 people are working on the first Cyberpunk expansion, while around 70 are involved in a yet-to-be-announced project.
About this first Cyberpunk 2077 expansion – not to be confused with the smaller free DLCs the company is promising – CD Projekt is refusing to provide further details at this time. “Development is ongoing, but we are not commenting on the date,” said CFO Michal Nowakowski. “We would like to keep the rule that we don’t talk about dates until we are ready to meet them.”
On that note, Nowakowski said that next-gen versions are still planned for 2021, but he promised no delays. There are also no details on the price of Cyberpunk 2077 expansions, although the manager hinted at a price range similar to The Witcher 3. With a third of the staff focused on the PS5 and Xbox X Series X|S versions and a quarter on expansions, it seems CD Projekt is not throwing in the towel on the game.