The development of “Cyberpunk 2077” is getting closer and closer to its end. The project will come to an end with the Ultimate Editions of the game. The focus for the workforce will then be devoted to the new Witcher part.
The production runs under the code name “Polaris”. And now around half of CD Projekt Red’s entire workforce is working on “Witcher 4”, as can be seen from the developer’s new quarterly report.
Developers are increasingly working on the new Witcher part
A little more than 25 percent of the developers are listed “in transfer” here, as they will soon be leaving “Phantom Liberty” and the production of the Ultimate Edition. According to CD Projekt, many of these developers will also be working on “Polaris” in addition to the “Cyberpunk 2077” sequel with the code name “Orion” and other projects.
CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciński had already revealed some figures about the Polaris team at the quarterly conference: “The team is growing steadily and had reached almost 330 developers at the end of last month (…) it is expected to be there by the middle of next year will grow to over 400 every year.”
Last July, the team working on “Cyberpunk 2077” had around 300 employees. At the end of October there were still 220 developers.
The Witcher 4 won’t be released until 2025
When the new part will appear remains CD Projekt’s secret. In October it was at least announced that the “Polaris” would not appear before 2025. So fans of the series will have to be patient. The developer will probably want to avoid hasty promises in the future, as was the case with “Cyberpunk 2077”. The new part is also intended to start the beginning of a new trilogy.