What can we say about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Our regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of the game and its developer CD Projekt RED. They have done a tremendous job and every single award the game received, it deserved it without a doubt.
Witcher’s story, gameplay, visuals, atmosphere, side-quests, are prime examples of how such elements should be handled in an RPG game like this. I would love to see The Witcher 4 but it will be a long time before that could happen. In fact, there is a chance that it may never will.
Fortunately, we have lengthy expansion packs that provide hours and hours of gameplay and story content.That means we are good for a year or so, but what’s next? Certainly no Witcher content after Blood and Wine.
CD Projekt RED is currently working on a game called Cyberpunk 2077. It is different from The Witcher in terms of its settings, but will be similar in many ways of course. It is an RPG game providing an open-world for players to explore.
It is set in a dystopian futuristic world in which ultra-modern technology co-exists with a degenerated human society. Reading its description kind of gives the impression of an open-world Deus Ex game, doesn’t it?
There is not much known about it for the time being but it is certain that the success of Witcher 3 has raised expectations from CD RED’s next game. That puts extra pressure on any developer no matter how big or skilled. The industry is brutal when it comes to AAA releases and we can safely say that Cyberpunk 2077 will be under the microscope once it is released.
It will be compared with the greatness of The Witcher 3 and that is something devs need to keep in mind while developing the game. It is also something we should keep in mind that it is not wise to over expect or put games under the microscope and criticize each and every element. It only ruins our own experience.
But knowing CD Projekt RED, it is safe to say that they are more than capable of delivering something amazing with Cyberpunk 2077.
Do think The Witcher 3’s success may affect Cyberpunk in a negative way as it may put more pressure on developers, and put the game under the microscope to be judged based on unfair criteria?