Gamers may be awaiting news of Cyberpunk 2077, given that the project has been under way for some time. It was announced during the developer's Summer Conference in May 2012, and received a stunning reveal trailer in January 2013, but since then news has been sparse. Well, that's because the developer hasn't "officially" begun working on it yet. In other words, it's not in full production.
Via an interview with iDigitalTimes, Jose Teixeira, a visual effects artist for CD Projekt RED said, that official work on the game is about to commence, just after the next Witcher 3 expansion, Blood & Wine, is released, and that the office has been provided with new development tools:
"The most important thing that's happening at the moment is that the programmers are taking the feedback we gave them from working on The Witcher . As cliche as it sounds it was a big learning experience. The programmers are updating our software quite drastically," said Teixeira.
The developer is excited to begin proper work on Cyberpunk 2077, but at the same time, it means that the studio is saying goodbye to Geralt and the Witcher franchise for now:
"To be honest, the politically correct answer is yes, it is sad [to finish Geralt's story]. But the truth is that everyone is so insanely pumped about working on the next project, Cyberpunk 2077. We could've made a million expansions for The Witcher because there's so many stories in that world but everyone is crazy excited about Cyberpunk 2077. "
Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to launch sometime between now and four years time (and we tend to think it's more likely the latter), so don't expect any further announcements in the near the future. The Blood & Wine expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the other hand, is expected to land in June.
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