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James Mccullough 2021-06-15
Jackie, your partner in Cyberpunk 2077, in front of a table dancer at a nightclub.
Image: CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt says Cyberpunk 2077 will return to Sony’s PlayStation Store on June 21st, slightly more than six months after being removed. As Polygon notes, the news came in a regulatory disclosure by Cyberpunk 2077’s developer, CD Projekt Red’s parent company, saying Sony had agreed to reinstate the game.

A CD Projekt Red spokesperson declined further comment about Cyberpunk 2077’s return, including what potential bug fixes or other updates the new version offers. In a statement to Polygon, Sony confirmed the news but said that it still doesn’t recommend playing the game on PlayStation 4. “Users will continue to experience performance issues with the PS4 edition while CD Projekt Red continues to improve stability across all platforms....

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Angel Collins 2018-03-20
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Polish developer CD Projekt Red is starting a third team in that country to help it finish its upcoming sci-fi roleplaying adventure, Cyberpunk 2077.

This new studio is CD Projekt Red Wrocław, which the company is starting the Polish city of the same name.

CD Projekt Red is bringing in 18 veterans from Polish studio Strange New Things to serve as the core of the Wrocław team.

This will enable CD Projekt Red to put the team to work at once while also taking advantage of Poland’s growing tech scene.

The company, which is best known for its series of The Witcher games, can now recruit talent in Wrocław without having to ask potential hires to relocate.

“Wrocław is one of the biggest and most technologically advanced cities in Poland and a playing field for serious creative talent,” CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński said in a statement.

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Matthew Hansen 2018-10-04
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The author of The Witcher book series has threatened CD Projekt Red with a lawsuit if the studio doesn’t pay him more money.

Sapkowski’s lawyers told CD Projekt Red that Polish copyright laws, specifically Article 44, prove that the author is owed royalties based on the fact that the video game series has outperformed expectations.

“In the Company’s opinion the demands expressed in the notice are groundless with regard to their merit as well as the stipulated amount,” CD Projekt Red wrote.

It’s unclear how much Sapkowski was initially paid for the license.

He sold the license to CD Projekt Red in the early 2000s for a flat fee.

In 2017, Sapkowski told Eurogamer his reasoning behind taking a flat fee.

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James Talbot 2021-04-22
A screenshot from Cyberpunk 2077. | Image: CD Projekt Red

Despite Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous and bug-filled December 10th launch, the title was “the largest game in CD Projekt Red’s history,” the studio said on Thursday (PDF). The game sold 13.7 million copies in 2020, according to CD Projekt Red.

We already had a pretty good idea that Cyberpunk 2077 has been a major financial success for the studio. On December 9th, one day before the game’s launch, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 had accrued 8 million preorders. One day after the game’s release, CD Projekt Red said digital preorders had recouped all of the game’s development and marketing costs. And the studio said that the game had sold more than 13 million copies as of December 20th in a memo shared on December 22nd.

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Ruth Johnson 2021-02-24
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CD Projekt Red today announced a delay for Cyberpunk 2077‘s big February update. This delay is a side effect from the company’s security breach earlier this month, in which hackers made off with a number of internal documents (including the source code for various CD Projekt games) and threatened to release them if a ransom wasn’t paid. While CD Projekt … Continue reading
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Thomas Saysongkham 2021-03-30
Image: CD Projekt Red

Polish game studio CD Projekt Red announced a sweeping restructuring plan on Tuesday, just months after the disastrous launch of its much-hyped title Cyberpunk 2077. One of the key goals of the new plan brings “a change in the way [the studio] develops video games,” according to a press release. The changes will allow CD Projekt Red to work on “multiple AAA games and expansions in parallel” starting in 2022.

Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December after years of hype; the first teaser trailer for the game was released in January 2013. And following the huge success of CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3, expectations were sky-high for the studio’s cyberpunk RPG, especially following the glitzy and action-packed trailers shown in the months...

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Ralph Knotts 2016-11-10
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CD Projekt, behind the Witcher franchise and upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, has denied rumours that it is defending itself against a hostile takeover by a larger rival.

Popular Polish developer CD Projekt has denied claims it may be defending a hostile takeover attempt, following rumours that spread in the wake of a call for an extraordinary shareholders meeting.

Earlier this week CD Projekt, known for the Witcher franchise and its digital distribution platform GOG.com, was at the heart of a rumour-storm stemming from a call for an extraordinary meeting of shareholders PDF warning to vote on three primary topics: a share buyback, the merger of the CD Projekt Brands subsidiary in the parent company, and a potential change on the company's operating statute which would add restrictions to the voting rights of all shareholders with a greater than 20 percent share.

These items taken together prompted concerns that the company was fighting a hostile takeover from an outside entity, with names including publishing giant Electronic Arts thrown into the hat as potential aggressors.

According to CD Projekt, though, there's no such takeover bid.

'As for the rumour, it emerged after the Board suggested introducing a voting cap during the upcoming shareholder meeting.

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Toby Taft 2016-12-19
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CD Projekt has, along with a consortium of other Polish developers, received considerable funding to push R for technologies which may appear in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt, the company behind the GOG digital distribution platform and popular role-playing franchise The Witcher, has announced the receipt of £5.7 million as part of an effort to boost local game development in Poland.

The GameINN portion of Poland's Smart Growth Operational Programme has announced recipients for funding totalling £22 million so far as part of an effort to boost the competitiveness of the country's local games development industry.

This impressive cash injection comes following lobbying by Porozumienie Polskie Gry the Polish Games Accord , an industry group made of up of Poland's biggest game developers: 11 Bit Studios, Artifex Mundi, Bloober Team, CD Projekt, CI Games, The Farm 51, Fuero Games, Techland, and Vivid Games, with CD Projekt taking the lion's share.

'Developing videogames is a hyper-innovative activity, but also one which carries substantial financial risks, involves continuous R work and requires much experimentation and prototyping along the way,' claimed CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński in his announcement of the funding.

'The GameINN program – a fruit of our industry s collaborative efforts – will, in the coming years, enable Polish developers to carry out nearly 40 projects worth 191 million PLN around £36.24 million .

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Paul Jennette 2018-06-09
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Way back in January 2013, CD Projekt Red released a stunning trailer for Cyberpunk 2077.

Since then, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were released, CD Projekt Red took the world by storm with The Witcher 3 and its expansions, Nintendo went from console laughingstock to the top of the world and all the while, fans were left with that sole Cyberpunk 2077 trailer.

CD Projekt Red has been adamant that the game is still under development, but no screenshots, gameplay footage or demos have surfaced in the five years since.

That could change at E3 2018, with rumors circulating about the game finally making an appearance, particularly after CD Projekt Red filed a new trademark for Cyberpunk 2077 prior to the conference.

The latter was a beloved role-playing game from the late 1980s and early 1990s that incorporated many of the cyberpunk tropes.

There's cybernetic enhancement, nefarious corporations, devious punk rock hackers, neo-noir aesthetics, freaky future drugs and trench coats.

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Donald Ellison 2018-10-08
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CD Projekt Red announced today that it has entered into a “long-term strategic cooperation” with development studio Digital Scapes.

The partnership will focus on CD Projekt Red’s upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Digital Scapes hosts veterans of renowned studios like BioWare, Relic, and Radical Entertainment.

The Canadian studio has worked on games like the first-person zombie game Dying Light and the open-world Prototype.

CD Projekt Red made its name with The Witcher series of fantasy RPGs.

Cyberpunk 2077 has the company going after the sci-fi genre in a setting adapted from the tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020.

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Mary Condie 2020-10-27
Image: CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed yet again, this time until December 10th. Developer CD Projekt Red says it’s still working on a launch day patch for the game, which was previously slated for November 19th. It attributes the delay partly to its multiplatform release — which will see the game launch across two generations of console hardware, PC, and Google Stadia.

“The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test nine versions of it,” the company said in a tweet. “We need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a...

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John Robidoux 2016-05-31
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Vast, beautiful new land to explore

Full of excellent and varied quests

Writing still some of the best in games

Fantastic fights with new combat abilities

Blood & Wine isn t your standard Witcher adventure.

A battle of words, rather than swords.

I ve always appreciated the different musical motifs that The Witcher 3 uses to depict each location – even the different islands of Skellige had unique themes.

From here, the tale unravels, with vampires playing a major part in what is a surprisingly dark adventure.

At its core, Blood & Wine offers more of what The Witcher 3 does so remarkably well – which is to place you at the centre of increasingly bizarre mini-dramas that come together to form a larger overarching threat.

There s even a bed, so finally Geralt can have a proper rest rather than sitting around in the woods meditating for hours on end.

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Christopher Johnson 2021-03-31
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CD Projekt, the company behind Cyberpunk 2077, this week published a rather lengthy video in which is breaks down its corporate strategy moving forward. That might sound like a boring watch, especially considering that the video clocks in at just over 24 minutes long, but there were actually some very interesting tidbits of information contained within. While CD Projekt didn’t … Continue reading
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Henry Booker 2021-02-24
Cyberpunk 2077
Image: CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077’s next big patch has been delayed following developer CD Projekt Red’s disclosure that it fell victim to a ransomware attack earlier this month. The next big patch, 1.2, is now scheduled for a release sometime in the second half of March.

“While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen — we’ll need some additional time,” CD Projekt Red said via the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account.

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Gerardo Diaz 2020-10-28
Image: CD Projekt Red

The creators of Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated video games of the last few years, are having a rough go of it in the lead-up to launch, complicated by yet another delay announced yesterday to help the CD Projekt Red developers finish polishing the game before it launches across nine platforms on December 10th. Now, senior game designer Andrzej Zawadzki has taken to Twitter in the aftermath of the delay announcement to plead with fans to exercise some basic human decency by not continuing to send the Polish studio death threats.

“I want to address one thing in regards of the @CyberpunkGame delay. I understand you’re feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it. However, sending death threats to the...

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David Bierman 2019-10-14

Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red surprised all of us when it announced that The Witcher 3 was coming to the Switch.

The surprise didn’t come from the fact that CD Projekt Red was bringing one of its games over to the portable platform, as plenty of developers and publishers have been doing that.

Instead, this was surprising because The Witcher 3 has long been held as one of the more graphically-demanding games of this generation.

On PC particularly, The Witcher 3 is known for its superb graphics, so bringing the game to a platform like the Switch – which is underpowered compared to other consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – was an impressive feat.

Obviously, CD Projekt Red had to make some graphics concessions in porting the game, but the company getting it to run on the Switch at all is something worth talking about.

The Witcher 3 lands on Switch tomorrow, and with launch day upon us, there are some who might be wondering if CD Projekt Red’s next game, Cyberpunk 2077, will make a surprise appearance on the Switch as well.

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James Mccullough 2021-06-15
Jackie, your partner in Cyberpunk 2077, in front of a table dancer at a nightclub.
Image: CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt says Cyberpunk 2077 will return to Sony’s PlayStation Store on June 21st, slightly more than six months after being removed. As Polygon notes, the news came in a regulatory disclosure by Cyberpunk 2077’s developer, CD Projekt Red’s parent company, saying Sony had agreed to reinstate the game.

A CD Projekt Red spokesperson declined further comment about Cyberpunk 2077’s return, including what potential bug fixes or other updates the new version offers. In a statement to Polygon, Sony confirmed the news but said that it still doesn’t recommend playing the game on PlayStation 4. “Users will continue to experience performance issues with the PS4 edition while CD Projekt Red continues to improve stability across all platforms....

Continue reading…

Matthew Hansen 2018-10-04
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The author of The Witcher book series has threatened CD Projekt Red with a lawsuit if the studio doesn’t pay him more money.

Sapkowski’s lawyers told CD Projekt Red that Polish copyright laws, specifically Article 44, prove that the author is owed royalties based on the fact that the video game series has outperformed expectations.

“In the Company’s opinion the demands expressed in the notice are groundless with regard to their merit as well as the stipulated amount,” CD Projekt Red wrote.

It’s unclear how much Sapkowski was initially paid for the license.

He sold the license to CD Projekt Red in the early 2000s for a flat fee.

In 2017, Sapkowski told Eurogamer his reasoning behind taking a flat fee.

Ruth Johnson 2021-02-24
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CD Projekt Red today announced a delay for Cyberpunk 2077‘s big February update. This delay is a side effect from the company’s security breach earlier this month, in which hackers made off with a number of internal documents (including the source code for various CD Projekt games) and threatened to release them if a ransom wasn’t paid. While CD Projekt … Continue reading
Ralph Knotts 2016-11-10
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CD Projekt, behind the Witcher franchise and upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, has denied rumours that it is defending itself against a hostile takeover by a larger rival.

Popular Polish developer CD Projekt has denied claims it may be defending a hostile takeover attempt, following rumours that spread in the wake of a call for an extraordinary shareholders meeting.

Earlier this week CD Projekt, known for the Witcher franchise and its digital distribution platform GOG.com, was at the heart of a rumour-storm stemming from a call for an extraordinary meeting of shareholders PDF warning to vote on three primary topics: a share buyback, the merger of the CD Projekt Brands subsidiary in the parent company, and a potential change on the company's operating statute which would add restrictions to the voting rights of all shareholders with a greater than 20 percent share.

These items taken together prompted concerns that the company was fighting a hostile takeover from an outside entity, with names including publishing giant Electronic Arts thrown into the hat as potential aggressors.

According to CD Projekt, though, there's no such takeover bid.

'As for the rumour, it emerged after the Board suggested introducing a voting cap during the upcoming shareholder meeting.

Paul Jennette 2018-06-09
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Way back in January 2013, CD Projekt Red released a stunning trailer for Cyberpunk 2077.

Since then, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were released, CD Projekt Red took the world by storm with The Witcher 3 and its expansions, Nintendo went from console laughingstock to the top of the world and all the while, fans were left with that sole Cyberpunk 2077 trailer.

CD Projekt Red has been adamant that the game is still under development, but no screenshots, gameplay footage or demos have surfaced in the five years since.

That could change at E3 2018, with rumors circulating about the game finally making an appearance, particularly after CD Projekt Red filed a new trademark for Cyberpunk 2077 prior to the conference.

The latter was a beloved role-playing game from the late 1980s and early 1990s that incorporated many of the cyberpunk tropes.

There's cybernetic enhancement, nefarious corporations, devious punk rock hackers, neo-noir aesthetics, freaky future drugs and trench coats.

Mary Condie 2020-10-27
Image: CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed yet again, this time until December 10th. Developer CD Projekt Red says it’s still working on a launch day patch for the game, which was previously slated for November 19th. It attributes the delay partly to its multiplatform release — which will see the game launch across two generations of console hardware, PC, and Google Stadia.

“The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test nine versions of it,” the company said in a tweet. “We need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a...

Continue reading…

Christopher Johnson 2021-03-31
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CD Projekt, the company behind Cyberpunk 2077, this week published a rather lengthy video in which is breaks down its corporate strategy moving forward. That might sound like a boring watch, especially considering that the video clocks in at just over 24 minutes long, but there were actually some very interesting tidbits of information contained within. While CD Projekt didn’t … Continue reading
Gerardo Diaz 2020-10-28
Image: CD Projekt Red

The creators of Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated video games of the last few years, are having a rough go of it in the lead-up to launch, complicated by yet another delay announced yesterday to help the CD Projekt Red developers finish polishing the game before it launches across nine platforms on December 10th. Now, senior game designer Andrzej Zawadzki has taken to Twitter in the aftermath of the delay announcement to plead with fans to exercise some basic human decency by not continuing to send the Polish studio death threats.

“I want to address one thing in regards of the @CyberpunkGame delay. I understand you’re feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it. However, sending death threats to the...

Continue reading…

Angel Collins 2018-03-20
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Polish developer CD Projekt Red is starting a third team in that country to help it finish its upcoming sci-fi roleplaying adventure, Cyberpunk 2077.

This new studio is CD Projekt Red Wrocław, which the company is starting the Polish city of the same name.

CD Projekt Red is bringing in 18 veterans from Polish studio Strange New Things to serve as the core of the Wrocław team.

This will enable CD Projekt Red to put the team to work at once while also taking advantage of Poland’s growing tech scene.

The company, which is best known for its series of The Witcher games, can now recruit talent in Wrocław without having to ask potential hires to relocate.

“Wrocław is one of the biggest and most technologically advanced cities in Poland and a playing field for serious creative talent,” CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński said in a statement.

James Talbot 2021-04-22
A screenshot from Cyberpunk 2077. | Image: CD Projekt Red

Despite Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous and bug-filled December 10th launch, the title was “the largest game in CD Projekt Red’s history,” the studio said on Thursday (PDF). The game sold 13.7 million copies in 2020, according to CD Projekt Red.

We already had a pretty good idea that Cyberpunk 2077 has been a major financial success for the studio. On December 9th, one day before the game’s launch, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 had accrued 8 million preorders. One day after the game’s release, CD Projekt Red said digital preorders had recouped all of the game’s development and marketing costs. And the studio said that the game had sold more than 13 million copies as of December 20th in a memo shared on December 22nd.

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Thomas Saysongkham 2021-03-30
Image: CD Projekt Red

Polish game studio CD Projekt Red announced a sweeping restructuring plan on Tuesday, just months after the disastrous launch of its much-hyped title Cyberpunk 2077. One of the key goals of the new plan brings “a change in the way [the studio] develops video games,” according to a press release. The changes will allow CD Projekt Red to work on “multiple AAA games and expansions in parallel” starting in 2022.

Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December after years of hype; the first teaser trailer for the game was released in January 2013. And following the huge success of CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3, expectations were sky-high for the studio’s cyberpunk RPG, especially following the glitzy and action-packed trailers shown in the months...

Continue reading…

Toby Taft 2016-12-19
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CD Projekt has, along with a consortium of other Polish developers, received considerable funding to push R for technologies which may appear in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt, the company behind the GOG digital distribution platform and popular role-playing franchise The Witcher, has announced the receipt of £5.7 million as part of an effort to boost local game development in Poland.

The GameINN portion of Poland's Smart Growth Operational Programme has announced recipients for funding totalling £22 million so far as part of an effort to boost the competitiveness of the country's local games development industry.

This impressive cash injection comes following lobbying by Porozumienie Polskie Gry the Polish Games Accord , an industry group made of up of Poland's biggest game developers: 11 Bit Studios, Artifex Mundi, Bloober Team, CD Projekt, CI Games, The Farm 51, Fuero Games, Techland, and Vivid Games, with CD Projekt taking the lion's share.

'Developing videogames is a hyper-innovative activity, but also one which carries substantial financial risks, involves continuous R work and requires much experimentation and prototyping along the way,' claimed CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński in his announcement of the funding.

'The GameINN program – a fruit of our industry s collaborative efforts – will, in the coming years, enable Polish developers to carry out nearly 40 projects worth 191 million PLN around £36.24 million .

Donald Ellison 2018-10-08
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CD Projekt Red announced today that it has entered into a “long-term strategic cooperation” with development studio Digital Scapes.

The partnership will focus on CD Projekt Red’s upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Digital Scapes hosts veterans of renowned studios like BioWare, Relic, and Radical Entertainment.

The Canadian studio has worked on games like the first-person zombie game Dying Light and the open-world Prototype.

CD Projekt Red made its name with The Witcher series of fantasy RPGs.

Cyberpunk 2077 has the company going after the sci-fi genre in a setting adapted from the tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020.

John Robidoux 2016-05-31
img

Vast, beautiful new land to explore

Full of excellent and varied quests

Writing still some of the best in games

Fantastic fights with new combat abilities

Blood & Wine isn t your standard Witcher adventure.

A battle of words, rather than swords.

I ve always appreciated the different musical motifs that The Witcher 3 uses to depict each location – even the different islands of Skellige had unique themes.

From here, the tale unravels, with vampires playing a major part in what is a surprisingly dark adventure.

At its core, Blood & Wine offers more of what The Witcher 3 does so remarkably well – which is to place you at the centre of increasingly bizarre mini-dramas that come together to form a larger overarching threat.

There s even a bed, so finally Geralt can have a proper rest rather than sitting around in the woods meditating for hours on end.

Henry Booker 2021-02-24
Cyberpunk 2077
Image: CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077’s next big patch has been delayed following developer CD Projekt Red’s disclosure that it fell victim to a ransomware attack earlier this month. The next big patch, 1.2, is now scheduled for a release sometime in the second half of March.

“While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen — we’ll need some additional time,” CD Projekt Red said via the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account.

Continue reading…

David Bierman 2019-10-14

Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red surprised all of us when it announced that The Witcher 3 was coming to the Switch.

The surprise didn’t come from the fact that CD Projekt Red was bringing one of its games over to the portable platform, as plenty of developers and publishers have been doing that.

Instead, this was surprising because The Witcher 3 has long been held as one of the more graphically-demanding games of this generation.

On PC particularly, The Witcher 3 is known for its superb graphics, so bringing the game to a platform like the Switch – which is underpowered compared to other consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – was an impressive feat.

Obviously, CD Projekt Red had to make some graphics concessions in porting the game, but the company getting it to run on the Switch at all is something worth talking about.

The Witcher 3 lands on Switch tomorrow, and with launch day upon us, there are some who might be wondering if CD Projekt Red’s next game, Cyberpunk 2077, will make a surprise appearance on the Switch as well.