CD Projekt RED just got $7 million in government funding to research 'Seamless Multiplayer' and 'City Creation', presumably for Cyberpunk 2077
Seems the Witcher devs are looking to evolve their RPG formula
The Polish government just gave The Witcher developer, CD Projekt RED the largest share of a research grant dedicated to driving game development in the nation. It was known that the company had applied for these grants as early as September, and it looks like everything has gone through. CD Projekt RED submitted four proposals, seemingly on behalf of their current project, Cyberpunk 2077, and they are as follows.
City CreationComprehensive technology for the creation of “live”, playable in real-time, cities of great scale based on the principles of artificial intelligence and automation and taking into account the development of innovative processes and tools supporting the creation of high-quality open world games.Seamless MultiplayerComprehensive technology enables the creation of unique gameplay for many players, taking into account the search of opponents, session management, replication facilities, and support of a variety of game modes along with a unique set of dedicated tools.Cinematic FeelComprehensive technology for providing a unique, film quality RPG with open world, also taking into account innovative solutions Process and unique set of dedicated tools.Animation ExcellenceComprehensive technology enabling a significant increase in quality and production of complex face and body animations for open world RPG games, also taking into account the innovative process solutions and a unique set of dedicated tools.