E3 2019 - Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders "way higher" than The Witcher 3's, CD Projekt says

E3 2019 - Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders "way higher" than The Witcher 3's, CD Projekt says

Pre-purchases for upcoming highly-anticipated sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 are "way higher" than CD Projekt's previous title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

That's according to the Polish developer and publisher's CEO Marcin Iwiński, who told Bloomberg (below) that he wasn't sure how pre-orders compared to other titles such as Borderlands, but that they were far above what CD Projekt had seen for The Witcher.

Cyberpunk 2077 has shot to the top of the Steam wishlist charts, too. It's not clear how these rankings are calculated, but regardless it's fair to say that the sci-fi title is eagerly anticipated to say the least. 

This ties into the company's desire to shift more copies than the fantasy RPG – Iwiński was reluctant to give sales targets for the game, but ideally, CD Projekt would sell more than The Witcher 3. To date, The Witcher series has sold in excess of 33m units, the majority of which will likely be for 2015's Wild Hunt.

And speaking of The Witcher 3, Iwiński says that expansions for Cyberpunk 2077 in the vein of that title aren't out of the question.

"It's too early to say. Right now we're solely focused on the game," he said.

"With The Witcher 3 we had expansions, so if everything goes well we are not ruling this option out. We'd like to deliver more great stories, but right now the whole team is dedicated to finishing Cyberpunk."

You can check out the full interview below: 

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