CD Projekt RED won a huge $7m grant from the Polish government for various research and development projects in the games development space. Including seamless multiplayer. Could this be for Cyberpunk 2077?
Why did CD Projekt RED get 7 million dollars from the Polish government?
All four proposals submitted by CD Projekt RED were approved, as well as an additional proposal for GOG.com focused on the creation of a “generic support cross-platform multiplayer gaming software for popular consoles and operating systems”. In total, the studio known for The Witcher series will receive 30 million PLN, which roughly amounts to $7 million. Maybe they intend to implement all their findings in Cyberpunk 2077?
We hope multiplayer in Cyberpunk 2077 is as invisible and optional as possible. Just make an awesome single-player experience. Imagine slaying monsters in the Witcher 3 with friends. Maybe they have plans to implement a GTA style online in The Witcher 3? But it seems like it would make the game way too easy. Like imagine hacking and slashing at a monster while your friend runs away.
The Farm 51 (Deadfall Adventures, Get Even) also received two grants, both dedicated to research. The first one will allow them to “construct new and expand existing tools and techniques for creating photo-realistic 3D graphics to the needs of the latest interactive applications and virtual reality” with their Reality 51 technology.
CD Projekt S.A. is a Polish video game developer, publisher and distributor based in Warsaw, which was founded in 1994 by Marcin Iwiński and Michał Kiciński. Iwiński and Kiciński were video game retailers before they founded the company.