CD Projekt RED Studio announced that it is working on a new game based on the cult classic Cyberpunk pen & paper RPG system created by Mike Pondsmith. The game is described as having “all of the hallmarks of the Witcher series” and “will be richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and gripping story.”
“For over two decades, I’ve been proud to say that Cyberpunk’s been the gold standard of what it means to be a true cyberpunk game,” said original “Cyberpunk” game designer Mike Pondsmith. “And it’s been a huge success for me and our many fans, with over 5 million players worldwide. But over all that time we haven’t found the right team to bring our cyberpunk world to full digital life — until now. CD Projekt Red is the team we’ve been hoping for. Their incredible work on The Witcher and The Witcher 2 shows that they share the same dedication and love of great games that we do at Talsorian. I’m especially stoked that they want our participation in making this game a fantastic project that will live up to everything Cyberpunk fans (old and new) have been waiting for. Trust me — this game is going to rock.”
The studio also announced that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has sold more than 1.7 million copies on PC and Xbox 360. Also, on August 23 the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher, published by Spike Chunsoft, will hit the stores in Japan, and the studio will bring The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition to Mac this Fall.