CD Projekt Red has just updated their job listing website to reflect that they are now looking for two through six people to help draw illustrations and other art for the upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, based on Mike Pondsmith’s popular role-playing game Cyberpunk 2020.
Okay, to be honest here, I was doing some research and upon doing further investigation I stumbled across this comment that led me to another place, which then led me to another comment talking about the movie Cherry 2000. This then led me to a conversation about Cyberpunk 2077, which then brought me to CD Projekt Red’s Twitter account. From here I stumbled across a new tweet letting people know that CD Projekt Red, the developers, are looking for concept artists for Cyberpunk 2077.
Join our studio in Cracow and become a part of team Cyberpunk!
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) March 10, 2017
Not only does this mean that we are getting closer to the game actually going into full development, this also means that in the near future that we will see more concept art that will give fans an early glimpse of what the game will be like.
Moreover, this piquede my interest and led me to CD Projekt Red’s official site, and over there is more information regarding the artist(s) work. Here is the first paragraph of what’s now on the new job listing page:
“CD PROJEKT RED was born out of raw passion for video games. Founded in 2013, the Krakow studio functions as a creatively independent studio working closely with the Warsaw team on it’s core properties including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. At the moment, we are expanding our studio and we want to double or even triple our size in very short time.”
The team goes even further on about “expanding their team” by elaborating that:
“As a Concept Artist in our studio you would have chance to develop your art skills in one of the most-expected AAA game. We are focusing on high quality and do our best to offer players amazing artistic experience. Within a team, we are open for new initiatives as well as often feedback which helps us growing. What’s more currently we are developing our Concept team in Cracow (from 2 people to even 6) so you will have chance to be a part of this change.”
Daily responsibilities for the artist(s) includes: creating high quality art of hard surfaces (vehicles, mechanisms, and industrial elements), attending reviews and taking feedback on concepts, and collaborating closely with the design, art Directors, sub-team Leads and getting art directions from them.
Required skills includes creating “excellent concepts for games” and passionate Cyberpunk atmospheres, the ability to communicate with others in Polish and English, and having experience being in leading roles.
Seeing that vehicles are a highlight in more than one post that CD Projekt Red has up (including the new job listing), I’m curious what kind of role will they have? How far can one take these vehicles throughout Night City? And how will they handle seeing that every concept shows flying cars? These things will be revealed sooner or later… hopefully.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to come out when it’s ready.