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Cyberpunk 2077 Development Accelerated, Staff Expansion Started
Cyberpunk 2077 development accelerated by CD Projekt RED and the studio is expanding staff in its branches in Warsaw and Kraków. There were rumors of the game being in early stages of development after one of the staff members commented on their engine’s recent upgrades.
Many publications took this as a sign that CyberPunk 2077 is early stages in development. According to visual effects artist Jose Teixeira:
I mentioned that we were upgrading the engine based on the feedback everybody gave from The Witcher 3. We’re upgrading the engine. It’s a pretty thorough upgrade. Almost every aspect of the engine is getting upgraded.
My particle effects editor is getting upgraded, as is almost every other tool. But the article that was written online was worded in a slightly click-bait-y type way that made it sound like we haven’t even started really working on Cyberpunk yet. I didn’t say that
Fans should rest assured that the game’s development process hasn’t slowed down yet. In fact, they are going to expand Cyberpunk 2077 development staff from 300 to 500 people. The game is CD RED’s most ambitious title to date.
Speaking in an interview CD Projekt Red’s Kraków studio, John Mamais, said:
To realize our ambitions regarding Cyberpunk 2077 we need to scale the size of the team working on it which means from 300+ to 500+.
Krakow studio will expand from 30 now to 100+ in the next year. It’s been awhile since we last saw the game and if the project is going as smoothly as CD RED claims, we should see more of it this year.
For now, CD RED is ready to release The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine which is the final DLC for the game. Once they are done with it, complete focus will be on CyberPunk 2077,