CD Projekt RED expands with new studio

CD Projekt RED is opening a second development studio in Krakow, Poland. The Warsaw based company, which is currently making The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, will use the studio to build one of two new planned projects. managing director Adam Badowski's confirmed in a statement sent to Gamasutra.

He said: “This July we are opening an office in Krakow. As we informed in our strategy outlook some time ago, aside from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, the studio aims to develop two smaller (approximately 20h of gameplay) premium quality titles. Consisting of 20 people, the core team in Krakow will be responsible for developing one of these games.”

Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, announced last October and in February 2013 respectively, will both make use of new proprietary engine REDengine 3, which CD Projekt Red hopes will "make RPGs comparable to top-shelf shooters, both in terms of game world presentation and the epic proportions of events that the player is drawn into". The Witcher 3 is slated for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2014, while Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to launch at a later date on the same platforms.