Cyberpunk 2077 expansion: CD Projekt clears up team size confusion
CD Projekt Red has clarified that half of its studio is working on the first Cyberpunk 2077 expansion after causing some confusion last week about the number of developers involved.
In a chart from its latest financial report (now updated), the developer originally stated that most of its team was working on “other projects, including the new game in The Witcher IP,” but has since clarified that’s not the case .
Investor Relations by CD Projekt Red The Twitter account reported the bug and confirmed that “most of our team is currently working on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.”
Unfortunately, there was an error in the legend to the chart that represented our team allocation in the FY2021 presentation. Obviously – as was said during 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 initially shared their disappointment when the developer incorrectly said only a small team would be working on Cyberpunk 2077 going forward, as it appeared that CD Projekt Red was already shelving the 2020 release in favor of its recently announced new Witcher game .
An expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 was announced before the game launched with a myriad of issues that led to it being removed from the PlayStation Store for some time, and CD Projekt Red confirmed in the same report that the paid update is now due in 2023 would arrive.
You can see the original, incorrect team size chart in the following tweet:
No wonder it will take so long when Cyberpunk Expansion has fewer people than New Witcher Game pic.twitter.com/2fy4IPmLGp
— Piotr (@SirPaffel) April 14, 2022
The clear commitment to Cyberpunk 2077 means the upcoming Witcher game will take longer to develop than it first appeared, although that’s not surprising given it was only announced with a single teaser image back in March.
Despite the release of a major overhaul of Cyberpunk 2077 in February, which also marked the release of the game’s next-gen, Quest Director Paweł Sasko commented last week that development was “far from complete.”
In our 9/10 review, IGN said, “Cyberpunk 2077 throws you into a gorgeous, dense cityscape and offers amazing flexibility in choosing how you take it from there.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally thinks about tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.
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