What you need to know
- CD Projekt, the parent company of developer CD Projekt RED, has revealed the update roadmap for CDPR's two big franchises.
- Cyberpunk 2077 will get new updates and patches, free DLCs, and a next-gen patch in 2021.
- The Witcher franchise is expanding with the Witcher: Monster Slayer mobile game, GWENT, and a next-gen patch for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
- It's clear that the focus for CDPR is on these two franchises but gives no indication if the Witcher 4 is in development.
CD Projekt is one of the largest game companies out there and has a lot in store for their two major franchises in 2021. The company just revealed its update roadmap for 2021, giving people some insight into what's planned for Cyberpunk 2077 and the Witcher. Here's what you can expect for CDPR's two big franchises in 2021:
Firstly, CDPR is planning a host of updates for Cyberpunk 2077 throughout 2021. Cyberpunk 2077 is a brand-new IP from CDPR that explores a gorgeous dystopian world, but launched with enough issues and bugs to make it unplayable for many people. In 2021, Cyberpunk 2077 will receive multiple patches and updates, free content updates in the form of DLC, and a next-gen patch to optimize Cyberpunk 2077 for consoles like the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5.
In case you missed it, Cyberpunk 2077 just released the massive 1.2 patch update with a ton of bug fixes and improvements.
Next, there's the Witcher franchise. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is easily one of the best Xbox games of all time, and set the bar for an entire generation of gaming. In 2021, the Witcher 3 still isn't done, and will launch a free next-gen update for Xbox Series X|S and PS5. On top of that, the Witcher franchise is expanding onto mobile devices with the Witcher: Monster Slayer, which will continue to launch in 2021. Finally, CDPR is continuing development on GWENT.
It's great to see CDPR lay out a battle plan for the remainder of 2021, and to see them commit to supporting next-gen consoles (even with the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from 2015). Hopefully, 2021 will also be the year that Cyberpunk 2077 feels completely "finished" and stable on all platforms, including base consoles like the Xbox One and PS4. This update roadmap means that CDPR is continuing to focus on these two franchises for the foreseeable future, as expected.
However, there are no signs in this roadmap for when players can expect the Witcher 4 to make an appearance, or even if the sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time is in development.
If you're a fan of expansive RPGs like Cyberpunk 2077 and the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, be sure to check out our list of best RPGs for Xbox for some new ideas on what to play next.
A dark and gritty world
The standard for next-gen.
Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest project from CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the Witcher 3. To follow up the game that defined a generation of gaming, Cyberpunk 2077 needed to be huge, ambitious, and captivating. Every indication says that CD Projekt Red is poised to repeat history with their sci-fi, open-world RPG adventure.
Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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