CD Projekt Red has been mostly quiet about their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077, it was announced back in 2012, but no major word has come out since. However, in an interview with MCV, visual effects artist Jose Teixeira states that one of the reasons for this is that Cypberpunk is far bigger than most games. Including Projekt Red’s recent Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before. Far, far bigger. We’re really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter.”
However, he did note that Witcher 3 was and is vital in the development of the title.
“The Witcher helped Cyberpunk quite a bit, because the game got so big and so complex that it really taught us,” Teixeira continued. “We really didn’t know what was going to happen. If anything, working on The Witcher 3 was a really good and often brutal learning experience. Cyberpunk is going to benefit greatly from it. I can almost guarantee it.
“I have a lot of things that I want to change and do better the next time around, and I can guarantee that almost everyone in that studio has something that they go ‘I did this this time, next time I can do it differently, I can do it better’.”