Back in September, CD Projekt RED submitted a proposal to the Polish government, seeking funding for research into technology “for creating a huge living city, playable in real time” alongside seamless multiplayer, technology for quality cinematics, and animation. Wccftech now reports that the Polish government has approved The Witcher 3 developer’s proposals, awarding them 30m zloty ($7 million).
Here’s what the studio will be putting the money towards:
Comprehensive technology for the creation of “live”, playable in real-time, cities of great scale based on the principles of artificial intelligence and automation and taking into account the development of innovative processes and tools supporting the creation of high-quality open world games.
Comprehensive technology enables the creation of unique gameplay for many players, taking into account the search of opponents, session management, replication facilities, and support of a variety of game modes along with a unique set of dedicated tools.
Comprehensive technology for providing a unique, film quality RPG with open world, also taking into account innovative solutions Process and unique set of dedicated tools.
Comprehensive technology enabling a significant increase in quality and production of complex face and body animations for open world RPG games, also taking into account the innovative process solutions and a unique set of dedicated tools.
CD Projekt RED wasn’t the only studio to receive funding either. Dying Light developer Techland received a grant for “developing a prototype for an action RPG set in an original fantasy world, played in FPP (first-person perspective) and using DX12 technology” and Lords of the Fallen developer CI Games received one for a project with the working title of LADAI. Other studios that received grants include Flying Wild Hog and Bloober Team (Layers of Fear).
Anyone excited to see upcoming projects from the aforementioned studios?