The guys over at CD Projekt RED seem pretty jazzed not to be working on a game with “Witcher” in the title.
This is according to Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski, who, in an interview with VentureBeat, said that he and his team are excited to work on a game that has the complete opposite setting as The Witcher.
“An opposite setting” is almost an understatement, because while The Witcher was trenched in fantasy lore, CD Projekt RED’s new title, Cyberpunk, is based on a futuristic pen-and-paper sci-fi RPG from the 1980s.
Although the Projekt RED Cyberpunk game is based on an existing property, Iwinski claims that it will not “recreate” the work established by Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith. Instead, Iwinski says they will “do some new things, and we’ll probably change some things.”
Luckily, Pondsmith is on board with the changes CD Projekt RED is making, and is actually being consulted on a “medium-high level” concerning some design decisions.
There’s still no official word on a release date for Cyberpunk, but Iwinski claims that we’ll learn more about the game’s story and setting later on this year.
As for the promised quality of the game? Projekt RED’s head of marketing Michal Platkow-Gilewsk confirms that “it will be great.”
Fans of The Witcher would expect nothing less.