Apr
10
2017
3

CD Projekt Red trademarks ‘Cyberpunk,’ but it’s probably OK.

The company recently trademarked the word in Europe with regard to software and gaming, but they’re swearing up and down that it’s only for defensive use.  The idea, according to CD Projekt Red, is to keep people from making their own game and titling it ‘Cyberpunk’ in a way that makes it look like it’ll be a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, which is of course is a hotly-anticipated game at this point.  As the Geeks Are Sexy notes: “It turned out that CD Prokect Red has already held a US trademark on the term since 2012, something that’s strengthened its argument that it doesn’t plan to use the term aggressively, for example by trying to stop any games with a cyberpunk theme.”

Personally, I think that it’s going to be OK.  CD Projekt Red doesn’t seem to have very many idiots working for it, and you’d have to be an idiot to start an unnecessary trademark war with your most likely customers. But you have to expect that people will seize on any little scrap of information that they see when you won’t, you know, SHOW THEM THE GAME OR ANYTHING…

Jan
29
2017
1

Hey, anybody in the Gwent beta?

I completely missed the fact that CD Projekt Red sent me a closed Beta key for their addictive Witcher-themed online card game. Is anybody else in on this?  It might be fun to play online with people.

Dec
20
2016
1

Polish government gives CD Projekt RED $7 million to play with.

To accomplish officially generic goals, but everybody’s assuming that the money’s going to go towards their new Cyberpunk 2077 project.  To put this in perspective: Witcher 3 had something like a $32 million dollar production budget (not the $15 million that was apparently reported at first).  Having that kind of backstop for a game that will probably be using the same basic engine is nothing to sneeze at.

All of which leads up to this observation: CD Projekt RED should fee free to do an update on its progress on Cyberpunk 2077 any time now.

Moe Lane

PS: Hey, it ain’t my tax dollars.

Oct
04
2016
2

Cyberpunk 2077 to be maybe open world, multiplayer-friendly?

Mayyyybee: “Submitted to the GameINN program (translation via Gamepressure), CD Projekt has requested funding to create something it calls “City Creation.” According to Gamepressure’s translation, City Creation will be a complex technology that will create a “huge living city, playable in real time, [where the technology is] based on rules, AI, and automation, and supports innovative processes and tools for making top-notch open-world games.””  The article goes on to note that they’re looking to get Watch Dogs-style multiplayer up and running, and… I have no idea if that’s good news, or not. I’ve never played Watch Dogs.

But, hey, fresh Cyberpunk 2077 news, right?  There’s a limit that you can obsessively watch the teaser trailer, right?  …Right.

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