Cyberpunk 2077 will get a full sequel - codenamed Project Orion
The vision of a dark future that CD Projekt RED first showcased in Cyberpunk 2077 will continue in a full-fat sequel, the developer announced today during an information-heavy investor relations presentation.
Codenamed "Project Orion", CD Projekt had little to say about the game other than that it will "prove the full power and potential of the Cyberpunk universe".
Project Orion will be developed by CD Projekt North America, a studio that the Polish company is currently in the process of founding. CD Projekt North America will consist of studios based out of Boston, USA and Vancouver, Canada. The Boston studio will be the one to work on Cyberpunk.
Before Project Orion, Cyberpunk fans will be able to get one more new content hit in the form of the Phantom Liberty expansion, which launches for new-gen consoles and PC next year.
After its release, Cyberpunk 2077 was met with praise - at least, from those who were able to successfully play it in a smooth fashion. While a pretty solid first swipe at a sci-fi RPG adventure, it was plagued with performance problems on certain platforms that saw the game met with a rocky reception. In a humiliating move, Sony even suspended sales of the game on the PlayStation Store.
Despite this, CD Projekt RED's vision of this future world, adapted from the Cyberpunk tabletop RPGs, was strong. Now, we know that it will continue in a new game - which is exciting, if likely far off.
Elsewhere on this financial call, CD Projekt continued to take a movie studio style approach to development, revealing its upcoming slate long-term, including games that have barely entered production. This includes confirmed plans for an all-new IP and a bevvy of new games in The Witcher series - all of which are in or entering active development.
The studio has also committed to the role-playing genre. "We are here to create revolutionary role-playing games with memorable stories that inspire gamers," notes studio boss Adam Kiciński during the call. Which is what we like to see.