CD Projekt Purple is shifting a “large half” of its Cyberpunk 2077 crew to The Witcher 4 (formally referred to as Polaris) as soon as the Phantom Liberty Growth launches in September.
Talking throughout CD Projekt’s newest earnings name, president and CEO Adam Kiciński mentioned the corporate is shifting increasingly sources to the following Witcher sport with an enormous improvement enhance taking place when essential improvement on Phantom Liberty is full. There are presently “250ish” builders engaged on Polaris, whereas much more are engaged on the Cyberpunk 2077 growth.
“After releasing Phantom Liberty we’ll switch an enormous a part of the crew to Polaris,” Kiciński mentioned. “Some remaining members will then give attention to supporting different ongoing tasks like Orion or Hadar however keep in mind we’ll even be supporting Phantom Liberty for a while.
“And throughout the corporate however together with Phantom Liberty we’re on the similar time parting methods with some crew members. It is a gradual course of which can finish in Q1 subsequent yr.”
Kiciński subsequently made clear that not each developer engaged on Phantom Liberty will instantly shift over to the following Witcher sport, although as CD Projekt Purple’s improvement breakdown (above) reveals, it is seemingly many of the developer’s employees can be engaged on Polaris quickly. Official numbers will not arrive till the third quarter monetary replace on November 28, nevertheless.
As for the opposite tasks talked about, Orion is the total sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 whereas Hadar is a model new IP being developed at CD Projekt Purple. Each of those video games are nonetheless years away, as both Polaris or Sirius (the Molasses Flood-developed Witcher sport) are anticipated to launch first, in 2025 on the earliest.
Phantom Liberty launches on September 26 and can see a ton of latest story content material added to Cyberpunk 2077 alongside a number of gameplay modifications. Vehicular fight, a Cyberpunk: Edgerunners impressed cyberpsychosis characteristic, and a intelligent nod to The Witcher are coming too, although at the price of upping the sport’s PC necessities.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll speak about The Witcher all day.