CD Projekt switches RPG gears with Cyberpunk
Also, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has sold 1.7 million on Xbox 360 and PC
Hot off the heels of a successful Witcher 2 launch on Xbox 360, Polish developer CD Projekt has announced its next title. Cyberpunk, a new triple-A RPG title, will be based on the popular paper-and-pen RPG design from Mike Pondsmith.
"For over two decades, I've been proud to say that Cyberpunk's been the gold standard of what it means to be a true cyberpunk game. And it's been a huge success for me and our many fans, with over 5 million players worldwide. But over all that time we haven't found the right team to bring our cyberpunk world to full digital life -- until now," said Pondsmith.
"CD Projekt Red is the team we've been hoping for. Their incredible work on The Witcher and The Witcher 2 shows that they share the same dedication and love of great games that we do at Talsorian. I'm especially stoked that they want our participation in making this game a fantastic project that will live up to everything Cyberpunk fans (old and new) have been waiting for. Trust me -- this game is going to rock," he continued.
The title will be handled by a new team at CD Projekt RED, which has new and veteran members of the team working together. The hope is to showcase an entirely Cyberpunk world, one that will create a believable atmosphere and morally ambiguous setting.
Along with the new game announcement come several job opportunities from the studio. The firm is looking for new artists, programmers and designers that can work fluidly in a cyberpunk setting. Listings can be found at CDRed.com.