So despite earlier reports and rumors, CD Projekt is not working on multiple games as part of a franchise.
The original quote came form Polish site Bankier. CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński reportedly said (via Google Translate) the company was “working on three Cyberpunk things—over the main game and over two more.” This was directly countered earlier today when a statement to PCGamer pushed back these rumors as just that.
The developers behind the project have a total of five separate development teams, each of varying sizes, that are tasked to different projects. Of the five teams, three are working on various aspects of Cyberpunk 2077. While the other two teams are hard at work on other unannounced projects.
A big part of this division of labor sees CD Projekt focusing more and more on polish and planned future content at the same time. The two studios working on the main game, CD Projekt Red Warsaw and Kraków, are actively developing the project, while a third studio in Wrocław is working on technology and backend code.
A team within the Warsaw studio is working on Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. The final team is Spokko, which is currently working on a yet unannounced mobile project.
“We are talking about expansions in the future. We want to make sure everything’s complete, but we also want to build open worlds. I know when I was playing The Witcher 3 and I finished everything, I still want to know what everyone was up to. I think we’re going to have opportunities like that as well for Cyberpunk 2077.”
Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive on PC on April 16, 2020.