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Posts tagged “CD Projekt”

Factorio brings release date forwards to avoid clashing with Cyberpunk 2077

If anything was going to throw a wrench into Factorio's meticulously manufactured mechanisms, you'd never think it was a punk'd up cyborg in a leather jacket. Yet, even as they powered full-steam towards release, the folks at Wube Software have decided Cyberpunk 2077's launch-day noise risks drowning out their contraptions. This week, the developers announced plans to bring Factorio out of early access five weeks…

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Cyberpunk 2077 will let you customise yer bum, according to ESRB rating

Cyberpunk 2077's now officially gotten stamped with a "Mature" rating by the ESRB, one of the organisations wot gives all the big games their official warning labels. Most of the ESRB's description of Cyberpunk's activities is pretty expected—nothing that GTA hasn't got finger-wagged for in the past. In among the sex, drugs, and guns though are apparently lots of butts and bits customising and, uh,…

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The Toss A Coin To Your Witcher song took about 10 minutes to write

I cannot believe that that damn song from the Netflix Witcher series only took 10 minutes to write. When Toss A Coin To Your Witcher was thrust upon us by Jaskier just before Christmas, I was not prepared for how catchy the damn thing would be. And neither were the Netflix show's creators, apparently, as the idea for the song came to co-executive producer Jenny…

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CD Projekt are now valued as the second largest game company in Europe

That scrappy Polish studio that developed a computer RPG based on the monster hunting novels by Andrzej Sapkowski is all grown up. CD Projekt, parent company of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 developers, are now valued as the second largest gaming company in Europe, beat only by Ubisoft.

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No, Cyberpunk 2077 hasn’t confirmed microtransactions in multiplayer

Let's get this out of the way: CD Projekt Red really haven't confirmed much regarding Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer. They know it's happening (eventually) but what that looks like, or when it'll happen? Not even Keanu knows. Last week it was reported that CDPR may know one thing for certain - CP2077 multiplayer would be monetised, and include "well thought-out" microtransactions. However, it looks like the…

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GOG Galaxy gets a big ol’ client update for finding any game in existance

For the last couple months, GOG has been gathering feedback on the GOG Galaxy mega-games-launcher from its crew of closed beta testers. Today they've opened the gates and let out what they've been working on, the monolithic-sounding GOG Galaxy 2.0 Atlas Update. The update includes a whole lot of organizational possibilities, a Marie Kondo feverdream of clean, tidy sorting options and search tags.  GOG, it…

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Cyberpunk 2077 has two more teams working on multiplayer and a mysterious Cyberthing

Update: Nnnope that's wrong, CD Projekt have responded.While Cyberpunk 2077 as we know it is a singleplayer RPG, reports of recent comments from CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński say that multiplayer is still coming in some way, along with some other thing. It seems like Cyberpunk 2077 will receive a multiplayer mode, while the other Cyberthing sounds more like a new game. Or an expansion.…

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Cyberpunk 2077’s in-game context doesn’t matter if its marketing contributes to transphobia right now

During this week's E3, Cyberpunk 2077 developers CD Projekt Red released a new CG trailer starring Keanu Reeves, showed the game to press behind closed doors, and handed out some new screenshots. Two screens in particular were released via Nvidia to show off ray tracing effects, and both seem innocuous enough. One depicts what looks like a science lab, the other a neon-lit stairwell, but…

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GOG lays off a dozen employees, say it’s not cause for alarm

GOG, the DRM-free games store owned by CD Projekt, have confirmed they laid off "around a dozen" people last week. GOG say it's no problem, they're just reorganising, and that they're hiring more than they let go. One of the affected employees has whispered that these layoffs made up 10% of GOG's staff, and that the company may be in more financial trouble than they…

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Cyberpunk 2077 augments its team with Dying Light’s PvP crew

CD Projekt Red today announced an interesting partnership today with small studio Digital Scapes, with initial plans for them to work on upcoming mega-budget immersive sim Cyberpunk 2077. Digital Scapes recently made some waves through their work on Dying Light's surprisingly entertaining asymmetrical PvP mode while Techland focused on the single-player side of the game.Tempting as that sounds, the announcement says that Digital Scapes will…

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Geralt’s first outing as The Witcher is free on GOG

If you've played through The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3, you've spent hundreds of hours with the character of Geralt of Rivia. But have you ever taken the time to go back to the beginning? I... absolutely have not. But I played enough Witcher over the years to have encountered people and quests from the first title that I had to fill in via…

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Have You Played… The Witcher 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.I have a mental firewall about how recent a game can be before I'm allowed to write a Have You Played? about it. In my head, The Witcher 3 is about three months old and therefore invalid.It's two years old next month. I've had…

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Geralt?

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites a developer to help him put their game up on blocks and take a wrench to hack out its best feature, just to see how it works. It’s about the sweat, grease and genius behind the little things that make games special.Here’s a question: How do you solve a problem like Geralt? There he is, stern and…

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Looking Back With Spoilers

Many games suffer from a little bit of distance. You play them and they seem great, but once the novelty has faded, so has part of their soul. I'd say Dragon Age: Inquisition is a good example there. It's a game I enjoyed, but it's also one I've not really thought about since its credits rolled.With The Witcher III: Wild Hunt [official site] though, the…

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Witcher 3 Patch Notes: Gravity Will Apply To All Horses

"Various improvements to horse behavior". That was a patch note Marsh showed me last week. I had hoped it was one of God's own patch notes and He was finally going to address the problems with those four-legged jerks but apparently it was CD Projekt Red talking about The Witcher 3 [official site] and the upcoming 1.07 patch. Disappointing.

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Everything You Need To Know Before The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] is only a couple of days away! The final adventure of Geralt of Rivia, and CD Projekt's chance to prove that they can take the RPG skills they've honed in the first two games to a sweeping open world. We'll have a review up for you as soon as possible, but until then, here's some CliffsNotes to get…

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Witcher 3 CGI Trailer Is Unrepentantly Witchery

In an ideal world I'd be reviewing The Witcher 3 [official site] for RPS (not that we got code at the same time as consoleland, waah waah what a cold and hostile universe this is), but now I'm a beleaguered dad I barely have time for morning ablutions, let alone 100-200 hours of stabbing and sexing. All being well, I will start a relaxed-of-pace diary…

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Watch First 1/800th Of The Witcher 3, If You Want

It may be you're the sort that wants to go into a game cold, knowing as little as is possible. It may be that your keen to be there on day one but want all available information to guide your purchasing decision. If you're one of the latter, IGN's video of the first 15 minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] may help.…

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