CD Projekt Red announces a new IP under the name Hadar which will be developed entirely in-house with original story and background.
During yesterday’s CD Projekt Group strategy update, the company announced a lot of new content in development, including a new IP called Hadar. It’s an impressive announcement, as the company’s reputation has been built from turning third-party source content into engaging video games, never having made a game with its own in mind. only me.
CD Projekt Red was a favorite with The Witcher series and was also quite infamous with the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 in December 2020. Since the launch of Cyberpunk, many gamers feel the studio’s reputation has been damaged. permanent harm.
During an update for investors, in addition to announcing the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, CDPR announced its own original IP, now known as Hadar. The general feeling of the gaming community is explosive, with many people wanting to know what Hadar is. Some people feel it is a Hebrew word, there is no clear answer about which word translates into English. According to CD Projekt Red, the game has been “incubated” since the end of 2021. Based on the post, it looks like actual game development has yet to begin. However, obviously this is an original IP which means it will be completely different from Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher in CD Projekt’s library. The studio said that a “vanguard team” is currently working on the concept development phase, building the foundation for the game.
The studio also commented that they are developing the game “from scratch”, an original first game for a studio that often develops games based on popular material. The Witcher is based on a series of Polish fantasy novels, with Cyberpunk being based on a tabletop RPG. During a meeting with investors, the studio said that it is “working exclusively on a platform for this new landscape.”
Some have praised the CDPR’s transparency in laying out its plans for the next 10 years with such clarity. Others questioned whether the open nature of the announcements was in response to the controversial launch of Cyberpunk 2077 in 2020.
The Witcher 3 is considered by many to be one of the greatest video games of all time, praised for the sheer amount of selection and great content in The Witcher 3. Many gamers were concerned that the CDPR had lost its favor. its position in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077’s launch, but today’s announcement reminds fans that the studio has a lot of life left and can still contribute to a long-term creative vision.
Although the studio didn’t describe what kind of game Hadar would bring, CDPR repeatedly referred to itself as an RPG game developer during its investor meeting, so it’s reasonable to assume that Hadar will be a game. role-playing in some way. “We’re here to create revolutionary role-playing games with memorable stories that inspire gamers,” said studio head Adam Kicinski.
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