News | Former CD Projekt Employees Create Game Around Feudal Japan

Dark Passenger, a new studio featuring former CD Projekt Red employees, are working on a game set in feudal Japan.

The game doesn’t have a name yet, but it is known that the game will have to run in Unreal Engine 5 and will contain co-op, PvP and PvE. The focus is therefore on online gameplay. The game must have a first-person perspective.

The story revolves around an invasion that ousts the reigning shogun from the throne. Players should be able to create their own Dojo in the game to train and socialize with other players, it will also be possible to customize weapons such as katana and throwing knives.

The Warsaw-based company was founded by former CD Projekt developer Jakub Ben. Employees of the company have worked on films of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and cyberpunk 2077, among others. The studio is looking for several new employees.

It’s unlikely that there will be more details about the game soon: the game is still in early production. However, some artwork has already been shown, which can be seen below. In any case, the game should come to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. The developer’s official website can be visited here.

News | Gwent: Rogue Mage now available on PC, iOS and Android

CD Projekt Red today released roguelike deckbuilder Gwent: Rogue Mage on PC and mobile.

The developer announced the game out of the blue yesterday. The game is a single player expansion to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, but standalone and can be played by anyone.

Logically, the game uses many of the same game mechanics as Gwent, but in this case it is a PvE experience. Players explore a procedurally generated game card, engage in card battles, and unlock new cards for their deck. Players can also make various moral choices that are characteristic of the franchise.

Set hundreds of years before The Witcher hero Geralt of Rivia is born, the game revolves around the mage Alzur, whose mission is to create the very first Witcher. However, according to director Vladimir Tortsov, the game’s story should not be seen as official lore.

The game costs 9.99 euros, but for 19.99 euros you can buy a Deluxe Edition with, among other things, a multiplayer mode. For now, there are no plans to release Rogue Mage on consoles.

CD Projekt also released a standalone Gwent game with a focus on single player in 2018 called Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. In this, the focus was mainly on the story, the characters and RPG elements, while Rogue Mage mainly revolves around the Gwent gameplay.

Earlier, the developer announced that it is working on the next main game in The Witcher franchise. The game is being developed on Unreal Engine 5, but nothing else is known yet.

News | Netflix shares intro to Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Netflix has shared the intro to the upcoming anime Cyberpunk Edgerunners.

The intro was shown during the Anime Expo 2022 and contains the song This Fffire by Franz Ferdinand.

The anime was announced by Netflix in 2020. The development of the 10-episode series is in the hands of Japanese Studio Trigger, known for anime such as Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

CD Projekt Red, the developer of the game based on Cyberpunk 2077, also lends a hand. The soundtrack is composed by AKira Yamaoka, known for the Silent Hill games.

The show will have its own story with characters that do not appear in the game. However, the series will have the same setting – it also takes place in the futuristic Night City.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is set to hit Netflix in September.

News | Pre-production of new The Witcher game has started

CD Projekt Red has officially started pre-production on the new The Witcher game.

Chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz announced this. “We recently completed the research phase, which means the project is now in pre-production, so we’ve started allocating development costs to the new game.”

Nielubowicz did not provide more details. CD Projekt Red announced earlier this year that it is working on an all-new game in the The Witcher franchise. It is only known that the game does not run on the usual RedEngine, but on Unreal Engine 5.

The setting and main character of the new The Witcher game are unknown. CD Projekt Red has always said that the Geralt of Rivia story is over, leading many to assume that players in the new The Witcher game control a different character. The developer also said that the new game is a “new saga”.

News | Current gen update The Witcher 3 will be released in the fourth quarter of this year

The current gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.

CD Projekt Red has announced this. So the update should be released sometime between October and December this year. This is the Complete Edition of the game.

The new version of The Witcher 3 will receive “various visual and technical improvements” for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S versions, including ray tracing and faster loading times. These improvements apply to both the main game and the released expansions.

People who already own the game can download the update for free.

News | First major Cyberpunk 2077 expansion coming in 2023

The first paid expansion to Cyberpunk 2077 is due out sometime next year.

CD Projekt Red announced this yesterday during the presentation of its quarterly figures. Apart from the fact that there is a new storyline, the company did not give any details about what the expansion entails, but it is clear that players no longer have to count on it this year.

Cyberpunk 2077 was released in late 2020 and was criticized for the state of the game. Last year and this year, the developer has released several updates to get the game up to standard.

As well as working on an expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red is also working on a current gen update for The Witcher 3. That update was originally supposed to be released during the current quarter, but has now been postponed indefinitely. The company also announced earlier this year that it was working on a new The Witcher game. Work is also underway on a spin-off of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and several unannounced projects in concept phase.

News | CD Projekt Red Announces New The Witcher Game

CD Projekt Red is working on a new game in the The Witcher franchise. The game will run on Unreal Engine 5.

The company has disclosed this on its official website. The Polish studio already has three The Witcher games to its name – including the successful The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It also has a spin-off around Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3, made.

“We’re pleased to announce that the next installment in The Witcher game series is currently in development and is a new saga for the franchise.” What is meant by the latter is unknown, but previously CD Projekt explicitly stated that it only had plans for a trilogy around Geralt of Rivia. The new game may therefore revolve around a different main character, although this has not yet been confirmed. The artwork below that shows a new medallion also seems to hint at that.

Furthermore, CD Projekt Red says it is working closely with Epic Games , even a multi-year strategic partnership has been signed. The new The Witcher game will therefore not run on the usual REDengine, but on Unreal Engine 5. This does not mean that the game will be released exclusively on PC on Epic Games Store: the developer has announced via social media that the game is not exclusive. will appear on one digital store.

There are no further details yet. The company also couldn’t say how far the game is in development or when the game should be released. CD Projekt Red did report that the REDengine is still being used for the development of an upcoming expansion to Cyberpunk 2077. In 2020, the company already announced that it would start on a new The Witcher game shortly after the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

News | Modder Adds Working Subway System to Cyberpunk 2077

The modder keanuWheeze has added a working subway system to Cyberpunk 2077.

This mod allows players to use an overhead subway to quickly travel to different locations in the game. You can also look outside during the ride to view Night City.

While fast travel is in the game, the modder has incorporated the subway system into the game to make the idea of fast travel from point A to B more realistic. The Metro City mod is available here. In the gif below you can see what it looks like to travel by metro.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. In the course of 2022, an upgrade should be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S.

News | New-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 postponed to 2022

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series updates for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been delayed to 2022.

Developer CD Projekt Red announced this yesterday. The team that oversees the development of both updates has recommended that the releases be postponed. “We apologize for the long wait, but we want to make sure it’s done right.”

The update for Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released sometime in Q1 2022, while the update for The Witcher 3 will be released sometime in Q2 2022. Both updates, which make the games look better and run on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S, were actually planned for the end of this year.

The delay of the The Witcher 3 update is particularly surprising: earlier this week it appeared that PEGI had provided the new-gen version of the game with an age rating, which led many people to assume that the update was imminent.

News | New patch for Cyberpunk 2077 released

Patch 1.31 has been released for Cyberpunk 2077.

The patch is available on consoles, PC and Stadia. Compared to the big update that came out last month, this one is a bit smaller. However, it contains several adjustments and improvements.

Above all, a number of bugs in gameplay and during missions are fixed. Also, roads now look wet after rainfall – something that didn’t always happen in the game before. Furthermore, the use of the GPU memory on PlayStation consoles is improved.

A complete list of changes made by the patch can be found here.