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CD Projekt Red: Goodbye, Cyberpunk 2077 — Hello, New IP

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In a bid to break away from the absolute shambles that was the Cyberpunk 2077 release, CD Projekt Red has tied the knot to the thread of problems and sought out new material altogether. Or at least that’s what a new job posting is suggesting, anyway.

Recently plastered on the triple-A developer’s page, the Polish team has begun the hunt for a Gameplay Designer to help develop an exciting new project. And no, it’s not to help fix Cyberpunk 2077 — because as far as CD Projekt are concerned — that game just doesn’t exist anymore. It’s gone. It’s over. The page has been turned and the plan to resurrect the portfolio is back in full swing. Cyberpunk 2077 is a thing of the past — and the fresh opportunities that idle between new worlds are riper than ever.

Cyberpunk 2077 is just about playable on ex-gen hardware. Just.

But what about Cyberpunk 2077?

Of course, while the hopes are still there for a glorious return of the shattered RPG, CD Projekt just don’t seem to be too bothered about its redemption. The ambivalence looming over the multiplayer front spiralled into a dead end. The wonky updates fractured the trust between player and programmer. And the game, as a whole, sunk into a pit that no length of rope can ever really pull out. And so, with the turn of a new leaf, those hopes of redemption are only continuing to decline. Cyberpunk is out — and a fresh IP is in. For now, at least.

As for the franchise that CD Projekt is working on, well — that’s another story. Of course, rumors do suggest that the triple-A studio is rounding back to Geralt and The Witcher platform. But with no concrete evidence to support these rumors, we can’t really put our money on it. Chances are, 2021 will see in a brand new IP that will ultimately draw eyes away from the latest shipwreck of last years launch. Though, going on CD Projekt’s release record — we won’t be seeing anything for a good six or seven years yet. Only time will tell on that one.

Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.

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