Witcher developer CD Projekt Red will open a new studio in Poland in the historic city of Kraków next month, where it will make one of two new smaller games approximately 20-hours in length.

"This July we will open an office in Kraków," said CDPR managing director Adam Badowski in a statement to Eurogamer.

"As we informed in our strategy outlook some time ago, aside from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, the Studio aims to develop two smaller (approximately 20 hours of gameplay) premium quality titles.

"Consisting of 20 people, the core team in Kraków will be responsible for developing one of these games."

CD Projekt Red has talked a bit about its plans beyond The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 before. It seems most likely this new game developed by CD Projekt Red Kraków was the game referred to as "AA" back in February 2012. "AA" status refers to "big games with good scores" that take around two-years to make. That "AA" game was forecast for 2013 - a date that could have since shifted.

CD Projekt Red HQ, where The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 are being made, is in Warsaw - 180 miles away from Kraków.

Just in case you missed the gorgeous Witcher 3 debut gameplay trailer from E3:

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