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For CD Projekt Red, 2015 and 2016 are 'the years of The Witcher' (and not Cyberpunk)

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The developer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt plans to focus on the fantasy franchise through next year, CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kicinski told Reuters.

CD Projekt Red already announced post-launch plans for The Witcher 3 that include a mixture of free and paid downloadable content, including two big expansionsThen it's on to CD Projekt's next project, a video game inspired by the Cyberpunk series of pen and paper role-playing games. CD Projekt revealed Cyberpunk 2077 in 2012.

"We hope and we are certain that Cyberpunk has even bigger commercial potential," he said. "It is too early to talk about it, though. This year and the next one will be the years of The Witcher."

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hit 1.5 million sales before its release last week, a sign that Kicinski takes as a harbinger of things to come.

"Sales of the third part will be many times higher than with our earlier games," he said. "Preorders indicate this."

For comparison, The Witcher 3's pre-order sales beat and matched sales for the first two games in the franchise, which have sold 1 million and 1.7 million copies, respectively.

For more on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, be sure to read Polygon's review and watch the video below to see the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC game in action.