Game studio CD Projekt RED celebrates its 20th anniversary, which marks two decades since the studio entered the video game development scene.
It has now been 20 years since CDPR entered the gaming industry and began their first work, The Witcher series. CD Projekt started as a company that distributes and localizes games and after their success on that, it led to CD Projekt RED, a video game development studio. This was officially announced on July 1, 2002.
Since then, CDPR became a global industry name. The Witcher series of games and its highlight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has now sold over 65 million copies and has also announced the development on a new The Witcher game. Cyberpunk 2077, the studio’s latest release, also became a well-known franchise and created the anime series Cyberpunk Edgerunners, which was made in collaboration with Studio Trigger and premiering on Netflix in September 2022. CDPR is currently working on the expansion of the game, which is planned for release in 2023.
Head of Studio Adam Badowski said in a statement:
When we started CD PROJEKT RED, we didn’t know what you can and can’t do in the video game industry. We were rebels from the get-go, and we had to learn everything ourselves. That gave us the freedom to develop our games our way, and that distinct and personal approach has formed the core of our DNA — which you can see has shaped our games. These last twenty years have been exciting and fruitful for us, unpredictably so, and we are extremely proud of our achievements and the fact that we can constantly count on the support of our community. That in particular is something we all cherish here, and it is with this positivity and optimism we head into our twenty-first year and beyond.
Over the next few months, CDPR will be sharing regular streams of its games on its 20th anniversary website with studio members taking the audience on trips down memory lane every Wednesday starting on July 6, 2022.