CD Projekt Red has been awarded 30 million PLN ($7 million) in grants from Poland's National Center for Research of Development. The grant is a part of GameINN, the Polish government's attempt to bolster game development in its country. CD Projekt Red offered up for four proposals for the fund, all of which were approved.
"Developing videogames is a hyperinnovative activity, but also one which carries substantial financial risks, involves continuous R&D work and requires much experimentation and prototyping along the way," said CDPR president Adam Kiciński, according to a translation by WCCFTech. "I am confident that the resulting innovative solutions will further elevate the quality of Polish videogames and enhance our competitiveness on the global stage. Indeed, our industry now has the potential to become the champion of the modern Polish economy."
CD Projekt Red's four proposals included one proposal for creating real-time cities of immense scale and another for developing seamless multiplayer. All four proposals are within CDPR's wheelhouse and it's likely the resulting technology will be incorporated into the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.
CDPR wasn't the only studio to receive funding. GOG.com received money to build out its infrastructure for "cross-platform multiplayer gaming software for popular consoles and operating systems". Flying Wild Hog will use its funding to build Road Hog 2, a new version of the engine behind Shadow Warrior 2. Dying Light developer Techland received two grants, one of which will be used to develop an action RPG in a fantasy world.