According to CD Projekt RED, 150 people are working on Cyberpunk 2077’s first big DLC
During a financial conference call today, CD Projekt SA presented its financial results for the first half of 2021 and gave further details.
The company’s sales increased year over year, as you’ve read in earlier publications. On the other hand, net income plummeted, owing mostly to the expenditures of continuing to patch the faulty Cyberpunk 2077.
During the conference call, business CEO Adam Kiciski stated that work on Cyberpunk 2077 (which recently received a new patch) will continue for as long as possible in order to deliver on the promises made to players and restore their confidence.
The studio is completely dedicated to making Cyberpunk 2077 a long-term success. Currently, about 150 developers are working on the game’s first expansion (which will be the developer’s next AAA-level content), while roughly 70 are working on other projects.
You can observe how the studio’s development staff has evolved over the last six months by looking at the graph below.
AAA games that have yet to be announced are included in the “Other Projects” category. We’d like to remind you that, starting in 2022, CD Projekt RED’s parallel project model will expand even further, thanks to the adoption of “Conjunct Development.”
This means that starting next year, CDPR’s entire game production philosophy will be altered, with the Polish moving away from the one-AA-at-a-time creation model in favor of what publishers like EA and Ubisoft do, which is to develop multiple AAA projects at the same time, with each one reusing resources from the previous one, allowing for faster game releases.