Cyberpunk 2077 has captured the hearts of RPG fans ever since CD Projekt RED first teased it. Since then, we've gotten a whopping 45 hours of gameplay to drool over, marveling over the stunningly realistic open-world and all of the many decisions it hides within it. That being said, this game is no easy feat and needs a massive team to ensure it's quality. Apparently, 400 is a good number!
"The CD Projekt Red studio carried on with intensive development of Cyberpunk 2077, with more than 400 people currently involved in the project," said the studio during a recent first quarter debrief. Impressive, but not unexpected. Cyberpunk 2077 is all about player choice, meaning a very flexible infrastructure is imperative to make sure player choice isn't lost due to unforseen events, a restrictive narrative, or even by broken immersive due to poor quality.
Also for perspective, their huge RPG hit, The Witcher 3, had about 240 developers on-hand, so when RED said they were going big for their new IP - they weren't kidding.
We don't have a release date yet for the upcoming title, though a release window is expected during their confirmed presentation at E3. Though we don't have an official release date at this time outside of leaks, we do at least know a little more about the game and its main character:
"Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future -- Night City. You play as V, a hired gun on the rise, who just got their first serious contract. In a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend."