It's been a few years since CD Projekt Red first revealed Cyberpunk 2077, a video game based on the Cyberpunk pen-and-paper role-playing game, but we likely won't hear more about it until 2017 while the studio focuses on The Witcher.
Speaking to Reuters about the commercial success of The Witcher 3, which came out last week, CD Projekt's CEO Adam Kicinski said that they would use the profits from that game to fund the two previously-announced Witcher 3 add-ons, as well as Cyberpunk 2077.
"We hope and we are certain that Cyberpunk has even bigger commercial potential," Kicinski said. "It is too early to talk about it, though. This year, and the next one will be the years of the Witcher."
DM BO Brokerage analyst Tomasz Rodak is predicting yearly sales of The Witcher 3 at 7 million copies, a figure that "is not unreasonable," according to Kicinski. "Games with such quality as the Witcher 3, with a similar marketing campaign, have reached similar or even better sales levels."
CD Projekt Red said that The Witcher 3 had already sold 1.5 million copies head of release through preorders, compared to total annual sales of 1 million for The Witcher and 1.7 million for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
"Sale of the third part will be many times higher than with our earlier games," Kicinski said. "Preorders indicate this."