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Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Is Trying Again With Two Games At Once

After Cyberpunk 2077's disastrous 2020 launch, CD Projekt fans might feel hesitant to put their trust back in the company. Despite mounting lawsuits, CD Projekt decided to recover from Cyberpunk 2077 the best way it knows how: by starting a new project. In a company strategy update, the company explained how it plans to change its order of business in the future. Strangely, part of that strategy involves working on multiple AAA titles simultaneously.

In terms of how CD Projekt will handle future game development, the presentation offered some surprising and interesting details. CD Projekt will begin shifting its focus towards a "parallel AAA game development" model, which allows developers to work on two projects at once. CD Projekt plans to increase its capacity for making games, which could mean hiring new developers, as well as integrating "new ideas" in order to make work more efficient.

The initiative will be called "Red 2.0," and actually seems less chaotic than it sounds. The company will hire "cross-project experts" who specialize in managing multiple projects at once, which should theoretically help to improve communication and manage time more effectively.

By reorganizing the way it works and sharing resources between projects, CD Projekt plans to optimize its efficiency and allow itself the room to develop multiple AAA projects at once. It's possible that after the chaos surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, the company simply wanted to go back to the drawing board and rethink how it does things. Supposedly, the new system will also help to prevent last-minute crunch and developer burnout, which gamers have certainly criticized CD Projekt for in the past.

CD Projekt will continue work on Cyberpunk 2077, as well as its new Witcher mobile game, while also continuing to expand its presence online. CD Projekt also plans on "expanding online capabilities" in its games, potentially widening the audience for its titles. Instead of working to place online compatibility in future games, CD Projekt wants to develop online technology that can be incorporated into all of its games. Though fans can't be sure what that looks like just yet, it sounds like CD Projekt is just beginning to make some big, exciting moves. 

In early 2021, the company was the victim of a cyberattack, resulting in game source code being stolen and held ransom. Maybe, with a little bit of careful planning, things can start looking up for CD Projekt.