CD Projekt Red is working on a brand new game... or more like, brand new games. The company revealed that they have a new AAA title in the works planned for release over the next couple of years in addition to Cyberpunk 2077 and they have a mystery game due out sometime this year that's never been done before.
Gamespot picked up the news from a 34-page company report from CD Projekt Red that details what's on the company's plate for their near future. They plan on releasing “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio”.
They don't detail what the game is and what sort of project it might be, or even what platforms it may appear on. According to DualShockers, CD Projekt Red's president Adam Kicinski revealed during the conference call that the company is experimenting with the new title and that it's the kind of project that “nobody has ever done before”.
The mystery game is possibly going to clock in at around 20 hours, as they mentioned that they would be working on a premium high-quality project. It's estimated that the high-quality project that will offer gamers 20 hours worth of gameplay could be the mystery game referenced earlier. If that is the case then 20 hours puts the title within RPG-lite territory. It could be a high-end mobile title or a moderately paced action-RPG on the line of Lords of the Fallen.
20 hours definitely leaves a lot of possibilities open but it certainly means a game a lot larger than say a beat-'em-up, racing game or a fighting title. Some even think it could be a spin-off of The Witcher.
According to the report while Geralt's adventures may have come to an end, CD Projekt isn't done with the world of The Witcher. Some speculate that they could do a series of spin-off games based around other characters given how rich the lore is for the series.
They also plan on further promoting and marketing The Witcher 3 and past games in the series throughout 2016, this also includes the release of the expansion Blood and Wine for the third game in the series.
Between 2017 and 2021 they have plans on releasing Cyberpunk 2077 and a brand new AAA-quality game. Of course this new mystery game due out this year has nothing to do with the other mystery AAA title due out between 2017 and 2021. That would give the team likely the end of 2017 up until 2021 to work on the new title after they ship Cyberpunk 2077. So even with prep work starting on the title now, that would give CD Projekt Red five years from now to finish up the AAA title to have it ready for release in 2021. That's about a reasonable amount of time to put in for a quality AAA title with a high level of polish.
In the near future, however, CD Projekt Red is focusing on getting their new mystery title up and out in 2016. Given all the talk about VR lately, it definitely leaves one to question if the game might be VR related?