To prove the “full power and potential” of the Cyberpunk universe
CD Projekt has announced its upcoming slate of projects today, and part of it includes Cyberpunk. The publisher confirms today that it’s working on Project Orion, a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077.
In a slide, CD Projekt confirms the CD Projekt Red team will develop the sequel. The company says it will be a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel that will “prove the full power and potential” of the Cyberpunk universe.
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There is also an update on Phantom Liberty, the upcoming story-driven expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 currently slotted for 2023. The CDPR team has the DLC in the final production phase, as a crew of over 350 developers are reportedly involved in it.
A new dawn
Cyberpunk 2077‘s launch is a notoriously rocky one, with the game being taken off the PlayStation Store for a spell due to the state of its release. Those bugs, alongside larger issues with the game, caused it to be a fairly contentious release.
Still, CD Projekt Red has continued issuing updates. And those patches, alongside the excellent Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime made in collaboration with Studio Trigger, have been shifting the narrative.
CD Projekt already stated it plans to continue supporting the Cyberpunk IP in some way. But now it looks like the crew will try to capture some of the lightning it was looking for the first time around.
In other CD Projekt news, the company also confirmed a bevy of new Witcher projects. This includes a new Witcher trilogy, starting with the previously teased Project Polaris. This is in pre-production, and all three games will aim to deliver within a six-year period following Polaris’ release.
The Molasses Flood, which CD Projekt Red acquired last year, is also working on an “innovative” take on The Witcher that’s in pre-production as Project Sirius. And a third game, a single-player open-world RPG set in The Witcher universe, is in development under a third-party studio led by ex-Witcher veterans as Project Canis Majoris.