CD Projekt Has Another Game in Store for 2016; One More AAA RPG by 2021 Besides Cyberpunk 2077

During CD Projekt’s 2015 financial results conference, President Adam Kiciński shared the plans for the company’s business strategy in the upcoming years.

As you can see in the slides below, the company plans to release “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio” in 2016, in addition to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s expansion Blood and Wine (which will premiere in the second quarter of this year).

During the call, Kiciński mentioned that the nature of this project won’t be explained today, but there will be a time in which we will understand what this bullet point means. Later he also hinted that the company is “experimenting” and doing things that “nobody has ever done before.”

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On top of that, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be the only game planned between here and 2021, but CD Projekt RED will work on another AAA RPG to be released by 2021.

Unfortunately Kiciński categorically refused to say anything more about the nature of the AAA RPG, so we’ll have to wait for quite a while before knowing what it will be about. IF

On top of that, GOG.com plans to support the release of AAA games unaffiliated with the company expanding from the release of The Witcher series.

GOG Galaxy will also be expanded with new features and networking tech. Further support for the early access model has also been promised.

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Incidentally, Kiciński was asked if the release of the second AAA RPG could be dependent on the coming of new consoles to the market, and he answered that even if he knew, he wouldn’t be able to say anything about that, since that kind of information is  a closely guarded secret.

The only thing he could say is that currently CD Projekt is considered one of the most reputable developers in the world due to the success of The Witcher 3,  so they closely collaborate with their technological partners, and know more than “what you can read in the newspapers.”

Of course, this shouldn’t be considered a hint that Kiciński currently knows of the release of new console in the next few years, but simply that they the company is kept informed by the manufacturers, so they’re able to plan accordingly.

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  • Tonton Ramos

    But 2021-22 is the start of 9th gen of videogames with PS5, Xbox Infinity, and a Nintendo console after NX(sorta)

    • Sexy Mcgee

      2018 is more likely the start of the 9th gen. AMD have said this will be a shorter gen than last and even Phil Spencer last week said they don’t want to do another 7-8 year gen.

      • TallSilhouette

        I’m still guessing an average 6 year cycle for PS and XB (if there is another XB), so late 2019.

        • Tonton Ramos

          2019 is the release of these 9th gen consoles. 2020 is the start of release 9th gen games…

      • Tonton Ramos

        Damn then the PS5 is coming after NX yipe!

    • Sadaharu

      Probably only PS5 and Nintendo, because Microsoft will be all in Win11.

      • REALROBLAW

        But Microsoft said there would be no Windows 11

        • Sadaharu

          Win10 then

  • TallSilhouette

    God I hope we get some gameplay footage of CP2077 this year (E3?), even if we may not get the game til 2018.

    • Abd El Wadoud

      NOOOOO! really don’t want to see great gameplay of CP2077 then have to wait two freaking years! but really exited for it!

      • McCree

        I’m with you. This practice of announcing games way too early needs to stop. Announce and release within 6 months is the best practice. Enough wait time to build anticipation, but not too long to make people lose interest.

  • crash bandicoot

    The witcher 3 is easily one of the best games this gen cant wait for cyberpunk 2077

    • PorHawj2016

      no wondering why they didn’t announce release date for Blood and Wine DLC in the witcher 3. i can’t wait to play it

      • zenzer

        Hopefully they release a W3 complete edition so I can buy the game.

        • REALROBLAW

          Sometimes it’s on sale as well as the addon cost comes out to the $60 price. I got it on PS4 when it was on sale on the PlayStation store for $25 and the season pass was $25 which include current expansion and the future one. There is also a ton of other addon content and almost all of it is free. This game is so excellent I highly recommend you to get it if you like Skyrim because this game reminds me of it so much. The presentation is great!

  • Bryan

    Maybe they are making a VR game?

  • Nicholas

    Not as big a fan of the witcher 3 as most people, but I did enjoy it and I like CD project red as a developer, so I’m looking forward to seeing more of cyberpunk

    • Agustin Freyre

      Exactly my thoughts. Granted its a huge game, but at least for me, looks like people freaked out too much about that game. Some key aspects like controls could be far better.
      Still very exited for a cyberpunk RPG.

      • Nicholas

        Ye, I think the combat and movement could have been better, I also think the main campaign was dragged out, but it did had great moments

        • KashIsKlay

          The game was incredible, no need to nitpick.

          • Nicholas

            Not saying the game isn’t great, just my opinion on it

        • PegasusOrgans

          When can we expect your masterpiece? It better be AT LEAST as good as Witcher 3 if you gonna bitch n moan.

      • KashIsKlay

        One of the greatest games I’ve ever played. Anyone can nitpick

        • Agustin Freyre

          *rollseyes

      • Indielink

        I’m in this camp too. It’s really an amazing world but Geralt seems to have a tough time doing what I want him to. There’s a looseness to the controls that makes it hard for me to stay immersed. Can’t say much about the story because I only recently got the game but we’ll see.

  • NoNeedToArgue

    i think that RPG is Ciri’s witcher game or whichever new character they create

  • NoNeedToArgue

    im ok with not seeing CP2077 until it’s a year or less away. im so tired of long waits

  • StarTsurugi

    “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio”
    Geralt RomCom visual novel
    Gwent…in VR

  • 2021?? Hope that’s for the 2nd unannounced RPG…

  • I’m very curious to see what the 2016 mystery game is gonna be

  • RolandDeschain1 .

    I’ll buy anything they put out. Not just because of the quality of their work but their respect for the fans.

  • Zulu_Vegan

    Gwent or mobile game for sure!

    #goVEGAN #STEAM