It was previously reported that the majority of CD Projekt Red is working on other projects, while a small portion of the team remains on Cyberpunk 2077. This information comes straight from the studio’s fiscal year 2021 presentation. As it turns out, that was a mistake by CD Projekt Red.
The official CD Projekt Red Investor Relations Twitter account has since addressed the oversight and published an updated version of its financial report. According to the report, the previous presentation’s chart legend, which showed major investment in projects like the next The Witcher game, was wrong. In fact, the majority of the team is working on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.
At the time of writing, CD Projekt Red claims it is targeting a 2023 release window. Given the studio’s history of delays, including the current-gen Cyberpunk 2077 patch being delayed, it’s best to keep expectations moderate. More recently, the studio even postponed The Witcher 3’s upgrade indefinitely as it further improves Cyberpunk 2077’s reputation.
The vague 2023 window could be explained by previous statements from a Cyberpunk 2077 developer. According to Quest Director Paweł Sasko, work on the expansion hasn’t stopped. Sasko explained that the team recognizes there is still work to be done to improve the base game. While work on the expansion and base game support is occurring concurrently, this likely slowed down the expansion’s development cycle.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/cdpr-corrects-staff-allocation-chart-majority-of-team-actually-working-on-cyberpunk-2077-expansion CDPR corrects the staff distribution table, the majority of the team is actually working on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion