Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty DLC saw success after the base game’s negative reception, according to senior quest designer Paweł Sasko. He mentioned that the improved launch of Phantom Liberty was achievable due to a complete change in production style, which was a response to the initial negative feedback of the game. This shift in approach was crucial for the expansion’s success.

Sasko expressed that the experience of working on Cyberpunk 2077 and its subsequent updates had a profound impact on him and the studio as a whole. After facing a tumultuous release in December 2020, CD Projekt Red made significant efforts to address the issues and enhance the overall gameplay experience for players. With the completion of the Phantom Liberty expansion, the studio has now moved on from actively working on Cyberpunk 2077.

As of recent reports, there are no longer any team members dedicated to Cyberpunk 2077 within CD Projekt Red. The focus has shifted towards the development of the next game in The Witcher series, tentatively named Polaris. This transition marks a significant moment for the studio as it closes the chapter on Cyberpunk 2077 and looks ahead to new projects.

The journey of Cyberpunk 2077 from a rocky start to the release of successful expansions showcases the evolution and resilience of CD Projekt Red as a game development studio. The lessons learned from the challenges faced during the game’s initial launch have contributed to a shift in production style and a renewed focus on delivering quality gaming experiences to players.

Moving forward, fans of CD Projekt Red can anticipate the studio’s future projects, including the upcoming game set in The Witcher universe. The dedication to improving and learning from past experiences demonstrates the commitment of the studio to continue creating engaging and immersive worlds for gamers to explore. As CD Projekt Red embarks on this new chapter post-Cyberpunk 2077, the lessons learned from the past will undoubtedly shape the direction of their future endeavors in the world of gaming.