CD PROJEKT RED Aggressively Expanding Team Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt RED are a developer that only stand to increase their reputation with every game that they release. How is that possible some may ask? Well up until now the only series they’ve developed is the famed Witcher series.

The most recent instalment in this franchise, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, was arguably the most successful Witcher title to date. Wild Hunt won so many awards that you would run out of fingers and toes to count on long before you had finished totting them all up.

It would stand to reason then that as soon as CD Projekt RED step away from their bread and butter series that they adopt a go big or go home approach. It seems they’ve done exactly that for their next title Cyberpunk 2077.

The studio are currently going through a huge expansion, in fact if you find your way to the jobs section on their website you’ll find SEVEN pages of vacancies. Not seven vacancies but seven pages of vacancies.

For a studio as successful as CD Projekt RED that’s an impressive expansion. It’s even more impressive when you consider they are not exactly a company with a low employee head count to begin with, currently boasting north of 300 employees on their development and promotional teams.

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With the studio looking to undertake this big of an expansion it bodes well for any future projects. The focus could be solely on Cyberpunk 2077, a far cry from The Witcher franchise.

Cyberpunk is a game set in the distant future where technology is the saviour and downfall of humanity, the title will feature flying vehicles (confirmed by one of the job applications on the official site being Vehicle Gameplay Programmer) and a whole array of futuristic weaponry. Obviously this is the complete opposite of the horse riding, sword wielding and mage magnificence of The Witcher series.

Or conversely this huge expansion could be geared towards CD Projekt RED aiming to produce, or at least work on, more than one title at a time breaking their famed streak of seemingly only having one focus at any one time.

What would you like to see next from one of the most successful studios in the business? Would you like to see them continue their approach of one game at a time, bringing us more epics such as The Witcher 3? Or would you like to see them branch out, producing more than one title at the time, hoping they can maintain their stellar quality? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bryan O'Shea

I was going to update this to say that I had recovered from my Destiny addiction. Unfortunately Rise of Iron has since happened so yeah.....

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