Techland embarks on fantasy RPG project with former CDPR developers

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‘Ambitious’ fantasy epic will be an entirely new IP

Dying Light developer Techland has announced that it is in the early stages of developing a brand new fantasy RPG for modern gaming platforms. The mystery project will see Techland team up with a party of developers who formerly worked at The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt RED.

While very few details have been released in regards to the new title, Techland notes that it will be a brand new IP, set within a sweeping otherworldly universe. It is also suggested that the new game will be developed specifically for the more powerful platforms on the market, and will be vastly different in scope and design from anything Techland has done before.

“We’re very happy with what we have accomplished with the Dying Light franchise so far,” writes Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka in a press release. “Moreover, our journey with Dying Light 2 Stay Human has only just begun as we plan to support this game for at least five years, with its scope and size matching, if not exceeding, what we have provided our community with during post-launch support for its predecessor.”

The development team for the Techland fantasy RPG project includes CDPR veterans Karolina Stachyra and Arkadiusz Borowik, both of whom helmed the narrative direction of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the massively acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Also signed up for the project is open-world director Bartosz Ochman, who was an important part of world design in both The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.

“Our ambition is to introduce a brand new IP that is vastly different from what we have been doing for the past several years,” continues Marchewka. “We want to create a fully next-gen experience. A new fantasy epic set in a sprawling open world, fueled by the skills and experience we have gained as a team over the years, infused with new ideas, passion, and creativity. While we cannot share more details about this project now, we’re all truly invested in it and looking forward to showing it to gamers when the time is right.”

Chris Moyse
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