CD Project Red has clarified that half of their studio is working on the first Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, after triggering some confusion about the number of developers involved last week.
In a chart from its latest financial report (now updated), the developer initially said that most of his team worked on “other projects, including the new game in The Witcher IP”, but has since made it clear that this is not the case.
CD Project Reds investor relations 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 explanation of the chart that presented our team allocation in the FY2021 presentation. Clearly – 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 mistakenly said that only a small team was working on Cyberpunk 2077 going forward, as it looked like CD Project Red had already put the 2020 release aside in favor of its recently announced new Witcher game.
An expansion to Cyberpunk 2077 was announced before the game launched with countless issues that resulted in it being pulled from the PlayStation Store for some time, and CD Project Red confirmed in the same report that the paid update would now arrive in 2023.
You can see the original, wrong team size chart in the tweet below:
No wonder it will take so much time if Cyberpunk Expansion has fewer people than the New Witcher Game pic.twitter.com/2fy4IPmLGp
– Piotr (@SirPaffel) April 14, 2022
The clarified commitment to Cyberpunk 2077 means that the development of the upcoming Witcher game will be longer than it might have looked, though this is not surprising when it was first announced with a single teaser image in March.
Despite the release of a major revision of Cyberpunk 2077 in February, which also marked the game’s next-generation release, quest director Paweł Sasko commented last week that the development was “far from complete”.
In our 9/10 review, IGN said, “Cyberpunk 2077 throws you into a beautiful, dense cityscape and offers a staggering amount of flexibility in how you choose to take it from there.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He will talk about The Witcher all day.