Hidden Message in Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Reveals CD Projekt Red’s ‘Other Project’

Could it be Witcher 3?

We talked about the teaser for Cyberpunk 2077 yesterday, but what we failed to notice at first – and what Reddit users and others have picked up on – is that the cunning folks at CD Projekt RED actually hid a secret message within the video, briefly visible around the 2:14 mark.

The message provides more information on the game teased in the trailer, and even offers interested professionals a job working on the title. It also reveals that the team is working on another “fully open-world game with an intense story” that is “much closer to being completed”. Could it be Witcher 3? It's pretty exciting stuff, but reading the message will give you a headache, so I've been a hero and typed it up here for you:

Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so! You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It's a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo. So let's begin!

First of all – have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes, it's a teaser, we'll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the cyberpunk setting, there are some things you can spot, like implants – look for the weapon hands and the real skin – corporate emblems that should look familiar, and more. Happy hunting!

You're probably curious about the real date. It's currently scheduled a way off in 20[year blurred] but in truth the delivery date is more like, “When it's done.” We will release Cyberpunk to you when we're convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. We want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever – OK, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!

Oh – and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we're still building our dev team, so if you are a talented dude or dudette, willing to work in a really different company (gamers rue & boring corporate stuff drools) on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now! [email protected]

So you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well-known cyberpunk pen&paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now, and we belive [sic] that properly joining nonlinear gameplay with an excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Hmm… we'll tell some more about it soon!

And that's not all that's new. We are about the [sic] reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed and yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we're talking about – on the 5th of February, it will be all clear.

So stay tuned as we will have quite a lot to show and tell you soon!

We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife – what other name could we have chosen for it?

CD Projekt RED Team