CD Projekt Red has clarified that half of its studio is working on the first Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, after confusing the number of developers involved last week.
In a graph from its latest financial report (now updated), the developer originally said most of their team was working on “other projects, including the new game in The Witcher IP” but has since clarified that this is not the case.
CD Projekt Red Investor Relations The Twitter account raised the error and confirmed that “most of our team is currently working on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.”
Unfortunately, there was an error in the legend of the table that presented our team allocation in the 2021 fiscal year presentation. Obviously – as was said on the call – most of our team is currently working on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion. Go to: https://t.co/Ut4Fu6MSOk
– CD PROJEKT IR (@CDPROJEKTRED_IR) April 16, 2022
Fans first shared their disappointment when the developer erroneously stated that only a small team was working on Cyberpunk 2077 going forward, as it looked like CD Projekt Red was already shelving the 2020 version in favor of their new game. Recently announced Witcher.
An expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 was announced ahead of the game’s launch with myriad issues that caused it to be pulled from the PlayStation Store for a while, and CD Projekt Red confirmed in the same report as the paid update. would now arrive in 2023.
You can see the original and incorrect team size chart in the tweet below:
No wonder it takes so long if Cyberpunk Expansion has fewer people than New Witcher Game pic.twitter.com/2fy4IPmLGp
— Piotr (@SirPaffel) April 14, 2022
The clarified commitment to Cyberpunk 2077 means that the development of the next Witcher game will take longer than it looks, although this should come as no surprise as it was only announced, with a single teaser image, in March.
Despite the release of a major Cyberpunk 2077 overhaul in February which also marked the game’s next-gen release, quest director Paweł Sasko said last week that development was “far from finished”.
In our 9/10 review, IGN said, “Cyberpunk 2077 immerses you in a beautiful, dense cityscape and offers staggering flexibility in how you choose to take it from there.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.