The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt/Cyberpunk 2077 Interview

The guys over at Capsule Computers managed to corner CD Projekt RED's Konrad Tomaszkiewicz for a relatively brief interview about both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, with a couple of questions about the studio itself and The Witcher series as a whole thrown in for good measure. Two games that I'm sure we're all anxiously awaiting:
CC: We know Projekt RED best for the stunning Witcher series, what can you tell us about the upcoming '˜Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'?

KT: In a nutshell, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will combine all the things you loved about the previous games with open world exploration. A deep and mature story, emotionally-provocative choices and a gritty world full of social inequality it's all here and it's more intense than ever. This time around, however, you'll get to experience it in a world that you can traverse as you wish. Explore it on horseback or by boat, scale cliffs, swim through lakes for the first time in the series, we provide gamers with this kind of flexibility of exploration. And it's going to rock! Keep in mind, though, that we haven't changed the series' focus yes, you can explore the world as you please, but we're not forgetting what made the previous games such a success the story is still key and it's going to be our proudest accomplishment.


CC: What can you tell us about the inspiration behind your newest project, '˜Cyberpunk 2077'˜?

KT: The Witcher universe is unique we approach fantasy like no other game developer. A lot of the world is built on the tension stemming from processes that play out on a larger, societal level. These processes engulf individual characters, shaping them and prompting their actions. This is one of the things we love in the Witcher and, well, we saw a lot of potential to translate this dynamic to Mike Pondsmith's Cyberpunk. His original vision stated (Cyberpunk is about the seductive qualities of corruption and decay. It doesn't have to be dirty or grimy on the physical level. But on the psycho-social level, even the cleanest and most orderly Corp-zone should be rife with darkness and collapse.) That's well in sync with how we perceive a well-constructed and engrossing game world.

CC: What can we expect to see in terms of gameplay? Will Cyberpunk make use of the Witcher engine?

KT: It's too early to disclose gameplay information just yet. On the technical side of things, however, I can confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 is being developed on the REDengine. If you want to get a feeling of how it's going to look like in terms of visual quality, keep an eye on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt we're going to raise the bar for the whole genre with these two games.