CD Projekt says they remain committed to Cyberpunk as the game’s popularity surges


CD Projekt is one of the best-known video game companies out there, being behind major games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. The latter game, though, had something of a messy launch back in 2020, shipping with major problems on last-gen consoles.

But even if the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077 left many disgruntled, the game was still a pretty good experience on PC and the latest consoles, leaving many wanting more content for what was one of the biggest video games of 2020.

And in a recent earnings call for CD Projekt Group, the company’s vice president Michal Nowakowski said the company is “fully committed to developing the Cyberpunk IP further, beyond this particular Cyberpunk expansion”, which of course may sound great to CD Projekt Red (the developer behind the Cyberpunk 2077 game) fans out there.

You see, we already know the game is getting an expansion titled “Phantom Liberty” sometime in 2023 – but it sure sounds like the Polish outfit might be gearing up to make a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, one which might be concurrently developed with the next Witcher game as one Forbes contributor has pointed out.

This is because Nowakowski also added that “we definitely want to continue to build upon what was built right now – with new stories, new experiences, new content, basically. Not just the video game format…”.

The last bit obviously referring to Edgerunners – an anime adaptation of Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Netflix in the near future.

It may be due to this and the game’s recent patch, plus a Steam sale (and the promise of more content to come) that Cyberpunk 2077 has enjoyed a surge in popularity recently.

Actually, the number of concurrent players on Steam reached 37,000 recently as was reported on Eurogamer, surpassing the likes of Elden Ring and more than double the number of players the game had on Steam in mid-August.

So despite it’s been a bumpy road for Cyberpunk 2077 since launch players who jump onboard now will obviously get a much better version of the game, with more content yet to come according to CD Projekt in the future.

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