That's a grim future but I can totally see it happening unless CDPR management is bought under control soon.I'm even more disappointed with how they handled this post release. I'm 100% sure how CDPR handles Cyberpunk will determine course of the company.
My own prediction:
- We'll get two major patches between now and expansion release. Not as big as 1.5 and with no real substantial changes, except adding transmog and some small AI improvements. Small cosmetic improvements without any major overhauls that the game really needed.
- Cyberpunk will receive it's first and only expansion near the end of 2023. It will be decent and in much more polished state, but it will not really impress players or redeem CDPR's name in public.
- Witcher IV will, like every CDPR project, have massive development issues, plagued by losing key developers and management rebooting the project several times
- It will also be a major disappointment, caused by nostalgia effect, Hollywood syndrome ( bland, directionless and unnecessary sequel done exclusively for sake of making more money), loss of talent that made their previous games ( especially Tomaskiewicz brothers), and simply intolerably bad and outdated rpg and gameplay systems ( compared to other studios).
- Financially it will also be a failure, with drastically lower preorders and day 1 sales next to Cyberpunk
- After this, CDPR will slowly die out, shut down everything except their main studio, and eventually will sold their IPs and company ( likely to Microsoft)