Fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are eagerly awaiting CD Projekt Red’s upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. While the game has gone into full production but there is still some time before we will see anything solid. However, we can expect the development of the game is now in full gear as CD Projekt Red has received some financial help from the Polish government.
CD Projekt Red has received the biggest cut of the 116 million PLN fund granted by the NCBR (National Center for Research of Development) to the most prominent game developers in the Poland.
The studio submitted four proposals for City Creation, Seamless Multiplayer, Cinematic Feel, and Animation Excellence. All of these proposals have been approved and CD Projekt Red will receive 30 million PLN($ 7million roughly). President of CD Projekt Red, Adam Kiciński, said in a press release:
Developing video games is a hyperinnovative activity, but also one which carries substantial financial risks, involves continuous R&D work and requires much experimentation and prototyping along the way. The GameINN program – a fruit of our industry’s collaborative efforts – will, in the coming years, enable Polish developers to carry out nearly 40 projects worth 191 million PLN.
He added that he is very confident about the results of these innovative solutions that they will “further elevate the quality of Polish video games and enhance our competitiveness on the global stage”.
Other Polish studios also received grants such as Techland, the developer of Dying Light, received two grants for their upcoming action RPG and using DX12 technology.
CI Games, developer of Lords Of The Fallen and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3) also received two grants for a project called LADAI and “the development of innovative technology based on advanced algorithms, dedicated artificial intelligence to generate ambient player in the crowd and herds of animals”.