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Witcher dev CD Projekt Red already working on a new single-player game to follow Cyberpunk 2077

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  1. Deimos
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    According to some people on Reddit who speak Polish, the claim that it was going to be a Witcher game was a bad translation/clickbait by Eurogamer.pl which is now getting repeated by English press...

    According to some people on Reddit who speak Polish, the claim that it was going to be a Witcher game was a bad translation/clickbait by Eurogamer.pl which is now getting repeated by English press without verification.

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    As a person who speaks Polish: Eurogamer.pl made a clickbait title. strefainwestorow.pl (original source) is something like buisnessinsider, they have mentioned that CDP will work on next AAA game after Cyberpunk, but they never confirmed it's the Witcher game.

    Original source: https://strefainwestorow.pl/artykuly/gaming/20200310/cyberpunk-2077

    About Witcher game there is only this: "Wielu graczy oczekuje na wydanie kolejnej części Wiedźmina. A co na to CD PROJEKT? Prezes spółki podkreśla, że historia Geralta z Rivii przedstawiona w dotychczasowej trylogii została zakończona i nie będzie kontynuowana. Jednak nie wyklucza stworzenia produkcji osadzonej w uniwersum wiedźmińskim."

    "Many players are waiting for the release of the next part of The Witcher. And what about this has CD PROJEKT to say? The company's president emphasizes that the story of Geralt of Rivia presented in the previous trilogy has been completed and will not be continued. However, it does not exclude the creation of a production set in the Witcher universe."

    I'm going to edit the link/title to a more accurate article when I find a good one. Edit: done now with a Eurogamer article that has some direct quotes.

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    ThatFanficGuy
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    Could this hurt production quality of the new game, given that the team(s) would have no time to rest and recover after a big project?

    Could this hurt production quality of the new game, given that the team(s) would have no time to rest and recover after a big project?

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      hungariantoast
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      No, I don't think so. As far as I understand, it is fairly normal for large studios to not only have their "next game +1" being worked on in some capacity, but for the majority of the studio to...

      No, I don't think so. As far as I understand, it is fairly normal for large studios to not only have their "next game +1" being worked on in some capacity, but for the majority of the studio to switch gears fairly soon after their current, in-development game releases (unless you mess up and need to devote tons of resources towards fixing the game you just released).

      As the article says:

      A smaller team from within the studio is being resourced for development on the new Witcher game, while continued development on Cyberpunk 2077 will be handled by two larger teams.

      So they're already making preparations to devote a small amount of resources towards getting this next project off the ground, and then the majority of the studio will transfer over once Cyberpunk releases. That's a very normal, very AAA thing to do.

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        ThatFanficGuy
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        I don't like how you feel the need to put up justification mantras at the end of that comment. Makes me think it's "normal" in the same way it's "normal" to be paid less for the same job if you're...

        That's a very normal, very AAA thing to do.

        I don't like how you feel the need to put up justification mantras at the end of that comment. Makes me think it's "normal" in the same way it's "normal" to be paid less for the same job if you're a woman.

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          Grzmot
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          ...What? People don't take a week off after launching a game, maybe they celebrate for a night or two, and on the next workday they're back to fixing launch-day issues. Additionally, as projects...

          ...What?

          People don't take a week off after launching a game, maybe they celebrate for a night or two, and on the next workday they're back to fixing launch-day issues. Additionally, as projects near completition, you don't have enough work on the project to involve everyone in the studio, and CDPR is a massive studio. Games take multiple years to develop, it makes total sense to have to develop it partially in parallel.

          That's a very normal, very AAA thing to do.

          That's not a justification mantra, it's just stating that it's standard business practice. Your comment feels uncalled for and hostile.

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          1. [3]
            ThatFanficGuy
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            Would it matter if I tell you it wasn't meant to be hostile?

            Would it matter if I tell you it wasn't meant to be hostile?

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            1. [2]
              Grzmot
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              Of course. Everyone reads text differently. You probably didn't mean it that way when you wrote it, and I just read it differently.

              Of course. Everyone reads text differently. You probably didn't mean it that way when you wrote it, and I just read it differently.

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