It’s no lie that CD Projekt RED’s highly anticipated new Sci-Fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is still a long way from any inkling of an actual release date.
However, in a recent interview with Gamespot CD Projekt RED’s CEO Marcin Iwinski, he made it very clear that the studio is now majorly focused on Cyberpunk 2077.
Iwinski had this to say:
We had a lot of these discussions, but I think we have enough on our plate right now. What we do requires 100%, actually 200% commitment. We are not into buying and owning IPs just for the sake of buying and owning them.
We actually were approached by a lot of people with really cool IPs that we love to make a game, but we said “Hey, if we do something we have to have full creative control, we have to own the IP”, but again, for the sake of full creative control. Cyberpunk was a choice from the heart, I think also it was just good karma because we just had a great opportunity to acquire the rights, but I think we’ll stop here for a while.
We are committed. We’ll take as much time as needed and we want to make it huge. That’s what’s on our mind.
If we invest into something, and I’m talking about investing our time, we have to focus because we cannot do it right if we’ll do even two or three things at the same time. It’s just not possible and it’s really regardless of how many people we have on board. It’s a mentality thing, a little bit like Rockstar – why there isn’t a game [from Rockstar] every single year? There is a reason for that.
You can have a different model, the FIFA model, the Call of Duty model, the Assassin’s Creed model, but I don’t think it’s our model.
This kind of approach from CD Projeckt RED has yielded fantastic results with The Witcher franchise and has led the studio down the road to a great deal of success.
Perhaps, this is why Ubisoft has dropped the yearly development cycle of the Assassin’s Creed games.
CD Projekt RED’s approach just makes sense to us. You just have to look at the quality of the games they have released to the market.
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