Cyberpunk 2077 will avoid ‘greed’ with its business model, goes on a hiring spree

CD Projekt Red is definitely increasing the profile of its sci-fi open world RPG as of late after years of mostly silent development. After confirming that Cyberpunk 2077 is being made and would have online elements, the studio mentioned on Twitter that it won’t be delving into shady tactics that it sees plaguing other games:

“When thinking [Cyberpunk 2077], think nothing less than [The Witcher 3] — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG. No hidden catch, you get what you pay for — no bullshit, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is looking to pick up some new talent, too. CD Projekt Red has posted dozens of job openings for the game, including artists, a lead gameplay designer, an open world designer (tasked with “keeping high quality of sandbox content in game”), and a network programmer (“helping in design and implementation of multiplayer changes to existing systems”).

Source: PC Gamer
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PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

Seems like 2077 has been in development for a very long time, or was it put on hiatus?

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ihatevnecks

From the beginning they said we wouldn’t hear any real details about it until they were completely finished with Witcher 3 and “one other game” which (maybe) turned out to be Gwent. It was either 2017 or 2018 that they had termed the “year of Cyberpunk” for when they finally started blasting us with real details.

It was announced in 2012, but per the above, actual development likely didn’t start until at least the base Witcher 3 game was done.

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zeko_rena

I think I read somewhere ages ago that it was basically completely put on hold so they could focus on Witcher 3

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Zora

Rumours of troubles/cancellation had been circulated some time back, CDPR refuted their veracity but wether there was any truth to it we never got confirmation one way or the other.

The game -has- been in development for awfully long with probably lots more waiting ahead, that much can’t be refuted.

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Valen Sinclair

I’ll probably play this…some day. I know the Witcher series is extremely well made, but fantasy is just no my genre. I tried The Witcher back in the day. Just not my thing. But really looking forward to an epic science fiction RPG again.

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Ariel Domen

Heh, I’m also one of those weirdos that didn’t like Witcher 3. I can’t click with Geralt and I found the gameplay very cumbersome. But it’s good reading that these developers are, in theory, trying to deliver a good single player “not greedy” game.

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April-Rain

So looking forward to this title as witcher 3 was amazing and its great CD Projekt have come out said this, makes me love them even more!

Now hurry up and take my money for the pre-order and collectors edition!

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Hirku

I’ve always been split with CDPR. I like what they’re doing overall but just couldn’t get into The Witcher. I have this thing against RPGs where I’m forced to play a specific character and I’d had enough of Geralt before finishing the tutorial. Hopefully Cyberpunk will allow for full character creation & customization. That and the setting will finally get me on board.

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Ariel Domen

Yes exactly, my main problem was always Geralt. I just don’t like him. Notice that I didn’t have a problem playing the Nameless One in Planescape Torment but maybe there you have more freedom to shape his personality.

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Brother Maynard

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wratts

CD Projekt Red bought a lot of goodwill with their Witcher franchise. Cyberpunk isn’t my genre at all, and almost any other developer this would get a ‘meh’ from me. But, Witcher 3 in particular was a beautiful game with amazing characters and storytelling, and the business practices were exactly what the company promised they would be. I could easily see myself buying and gifting copies of their next game just to support them as developers

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Estranged

This company puts out high quality games. I’m in.

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John Bagnoli

I’m sort of the opposite. I’m getting a little worn on medieval fantasy and am stoked for cyberpunk. It was one of my favorite table top RPGs back in the day.

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Melissa McDonald

…single player…

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Crowe

Yeah, I was disappointed by that. Sure, I’ll still buy it but I’m hoping for a new cyberpunk type MMO.

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zeko_rena

Thank goodness, no trolls to spoil my experience in a cyberpunk world!

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John Kiser

It was bound to be a single player game. It is what CD Projekt Red is good at. Why would they add a token multiplayer experience just to have it in there and potentially weaken the rest of the game?

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Ben Madden

Its disappointing to read these sort of comments on a massively forum , there have been multiple leeks of “seamless multiplayer”. I for one have friends I would like to play with !

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John Kiser

I have kept up on news about this game and have not seen any leaks relating to “seamless multiplayer” specifically relating to Cyberpunk 2077. There was speculation by a few gaming outlets based on grants CD Projekt Red applied for using the Polish GameINN program. There is no telling if those grants were specifically going toward Cyberpunk 2077 (as there was no leaks directly regarding Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer)

Now the game could end up with some sort of multiplayer, but who knows on that end. I am simply stating that it isn’t specifically something CD Projekt Red is heavy on and maybe they are working on some sort of multiplayer open world game too potential;ly or working out the kinks on that stuff.

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ihatevnecks

As far back as 2013 they had specifically stated the game *would* have multiplayer features, even if it was specifically a single-player focused rpg.

http://www.pcgamer.com/everything-we-know-about-cyberpunk-2077/

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John Kiser

This may of changed though we don’t know that. Also there are methods to do multiplayer without ruining “single player”, such as the method shadow of war used (though if they can make this seamless would be great)

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Ben Madden

Look you are right but equally they only have one game in development so….. this is the first time they have even said the word single , before it was just RPG ? My personal guess is , that its a greater chance than not, that it will be single player plus “lobby” multiplayer.My “out there ” guess it will be team- single player (dragon age or Balders gate) plus lobby multiplayer. Where you swap out NPC for real people which would be GREAT ! Well thats more a hope than a guess :) Cheers John

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John Kiser

Hard to say for certain I mean they could go down the shadow of war route too and have multiplayer elements that basically let you get revenge for others dying and some other stuff. It could end up something like Borderlands or any slew of stuff. really.

If they opt to just do single player good if they add multiplayer elements good. My point was that it might end up just single player at this point. They could of been looking to do multiplayer at first with those grants and researched it and decided against it. Who really knows how they plan on implementing multiplayer if they do.

Though it does look like they plan to have multiplayer (some elements are missing from some other things that were said such as)

The company has responded to those concerns on Twitter today. It said that any online elements would not take away from the single-player part of the game, and that fans should “think nothing less than TW3—huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG”.

http://www.pcgamer.com/cd-projekt-red-responds-to-cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-concerns-we-leave-greed-to-others/

(More info there atm)

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rafael12104

Let’s see. They’ve made games priced at the current standard without resorting to microtransactions to make ends meet and made a shit ton of money. Impossible!

Heh. Make a good game, and you make a good profit. They have solved the mystery.

I have no reason to believe that CDPR will not deliver. And, in fact, I’ll go further and say that I will buy this game to support them, period.

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Theryl

That’s one advantage of being a closely held company and not having to answer to Wall Street’s demands for constantly increasing short term profits.

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miol

It seems they couldn’t yet improve their poor working conditions and therefore still having trouble with high turnovers and keeping people! :(


http://massivelyop.com/2017/10/16/cd-projekt-red-confirms-that-cyberpunk-2077-is-still-being-made-and-progressing-as-planned/

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Zora

Heh not pulling punches are they?

I know they teased direct inspiration from the pen-and-paper eponymous predecessor but mentioning witcher makes me wonder…is it going entirely fictional, made-up world with made up places or we are going to see real world locales for once?

The one thing I loved about shadowrun over Pondsmith’s own take on techno-futures was that the earlier was despite the deviations still firmly anchored to real places…ditch Nightcity pleeease