Cyberpunk 2077 team remain independent, expanding for future

Today: The creator of City of Heroes gets a second go at Marvel MMO — Voice actor leaks artwork for Resident Evil 4 remake — Geoff Keighley promises big reveals at The Game Awards

CD Projekt wants to remain independent

The Witcher 2 artwork along CD Projekt office corridor

CD Projekt RED president and CEO Adam Kiciński told the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita that the studio intends to remain fully independent and is avoiding acquisition attempts.

In short, CD Projekt does not want to “become part of a larger entity”. While Cyberpunk 2077 had a troubled launch, sales were strong and CD Projekt's Witcher games are still selling well.

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  • Cyberpunk 2077 updates pushed back into 2022
  • PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades coming in 2022
  • The Witcher 3 next-gen update is also due next year

Bought out: CD Projekt recently bought two smaller studios – The Molasses Flood and Digital Scape, now CD Projekt RED Vancouver. According to Kiciński, they are open to buying more studios in the future.

Teamwork: “The purpose of our acquisitions is to strengthen our development teams and gain additional support in implementing our strategy,” he said. CD Projekt also owns and operates GOG.com.

Which PlayStation game starred Bruce Willis?

a) Skeleton Warriors
b) Loaded
c) Army Men: Air Attack
d) Apocalypse

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Cyberpunk and villainy on consoles

Beyond a Steel Sky animation

Revolution Software's Beyond a Steel Sky finally hits consoles this week, alongside villain simulator Evil Genius 2.

Tuesday – November 30th

  • Beyond a Steel Sky for NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Clockwork Aquario for NS, PS4
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination for PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX

Thursday – December 2nd

  • Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani for NS
  • Solar Ash for PC, PS4, PS5

Friday – December 3rd

  • Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain for NS
  • Chorus for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Stadia
  • Danganronpa Decadence for NS
  • Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition for NS

DC Universe Online studio tackles Marvel

Concept artwork of Superman

DC Universe Online developers Dimensional Ink and Daybreak Games are working on an MMO set in the Marvel universe according to a presentation for investors

Jack Emmert, co-founder of Cryptic Studios who made City of Heroes, will have his second shot at making a Marvel MMO after Cryptic's attempt was cancelled in 2008.

Long wait: The presentation suggests we won't see much from the MMO until 2023 at the earliest, since the project is among the longer-term investments.

Past tries: Marvel hasn't had a lot of luck with MMOs in the past. Gazillion Entertainment's Marvel Heroes was launched in 2013 but didn't catch on and was shut down in 2017.

Amazon Cyber Deals and Disney Black Friday

Disney Black Friday Sale banner

Save with Amazon UK: Razer BlackShark V2 X that’s £35.99 (£59.99) and an AOC Gaming – 28 Inch 4K UHD Monitor for £239.99 (£309.99).

Samsung Odyssey G9 49" Curved Monitor for £999.00 (£1,279.99) and an LG 55 inch 4K UHD HDR Smart OLED TV at £1,155 (£1,699.99).

Wrapping up we have the Disney Black Friday Sale over at IndieGala with 75% off across the board, though only for EMEA regions.

Warhammer 40K: Battlesector Giveaway

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector artwork

If grim dark warfare is your thing then reach for your bolter because we’ve got Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector keys in our latest giveaway ready for Xbox One and PS4.

Enter our Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector Giveaway for a chance at glory! This fast turn-based strategy plunges you into the 41st Millennium where you’ll develop armies and field mighty heroes.

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  • Texture overhaul project for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas wants to replace all textures with new, high-definition ones
  • New record for number of concurrent users on Steam: 27 million, surpassing the 26.9 million recorded in April
  • Voice actor apparently leaks Wesker artwork and breaks NDA to reveal what could be a Resident Evil 4 remake
  • Geoff Keighley says a Game Awards reveal was two and a half years in the making for December’s award show

Which PlayStation game starred Bruce Willis?

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ANSWER: Apocalypse!

Far Cry 6 is not exactly the first videogame to trade in Hollywood celebrities. Esposito is only the latest in a long line of more or less successful attempts to sell games with famous faces. For example, Bruce Willis appeared in the run-and-gunner Apocalypse in 1998.

The Reverend is planning to bring the four horsemen of the apocalypse to town, and only Bru- uh, Trey Kincaid can stop him. While an early pioneer of performance capture, the game wasn't particularly memorable, and the then-unknown studio Neversoft would not find success until its next game: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!