The list of projects submitted for grants from the Polish GameINN program reveals quite a lot of information regarding the potential features of Cyberpunk 2077. Obviously, this doesn’t mean that all of them will be implemented in the final version of the game, but it gives us an idea where CD PROJEKT RED wants to take us with their upcoming title.
GameINN program led by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) in Poland aims at increasing the competitiveness of the Polish gaming industry on the global market by 2023. The program came to life thanks to the initiative of Porozumienie Polskie Gry [Polish Games Accord], which consists of CD PROJEKT RED, Techland, 11 bit studios, CI Games, and People Can Fly, just to name a few.
CD PROJEKT S.A. – head of the capital group that includes CD PROJEKT RED, developer of Cyberpunk 2077– applied for a grant for something called City Creation, which, according to the official description (as translated from Polish by GamePressure), is “a complex technology for creating a huge living city, playable in real time, which [the technology] is based on rules, AI, and automation, and supports innovative processes and tools for making top-notch open-world games”.
Another noteworthy feature that CD PROJEKT needs extra funds for is Seamless Multiplayer, „a complex technology for making unique multiplayer gameplay mechanics, including the ability to search for opponents, manage game session, replicate objects, and support for different game modes along with a unique set of dedicated tools”. This type of seamless multiplayer seems similar to what Ubisoft is going to offer in Watch Dogs 2, where people will be able to join another player’s session at any time.
Other stuff CD PROJEKT RED are working on are: Animation Excellence (a tech for making more realistic animations in open-world RPG games) and Cinematic Feel (which is kind of self-explanatory). Cyberpunk 2077 is certainly going to be the next big thing from CD CD PROJEKT RED after The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Unfortunately, there is currently no information on when the game is coming out.
- List of GameINN projects accepted for consideration (PDF in Polish)