CD Projekt Red gives an early update for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel

The sequel is currently known as Project Orion and will be entering development in 2024.

The studio gave its investors an update on its upcoming games during a recent earnings conference.

CD Projekt Red is gearing up for the release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty later this year. After that, the developers are likely free to work on the sequel, which is exactly what they plan on doing.

During the studio’s most recent earnings conference, CD Projekt Red shared updates about the games in its pipeline. The studio plans to start the research phase for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, currently known as Project Orion, once support tasks for Phantom Liberty slow down.  

Most of the devs for Cyberpunk 2077 are currently working on the upcoming paid DLC which is coming sometime this year. Phantom Liberty will require some post-launch support hence the plan to start working on the new title in 2024.

"We think the studio will go live in early 2024 [...] once the studio is up and running in 2024, the [research costs] should increase. Once Phantom Liberty launches, no doubt we will need to dedicate some resources to patching and updating. [But] some people will join Polaris, which is already in development, [...] and others will join Orion," CD Projekt Red said in an official statement.

Project Orion was announced in early October 2022.

CD Projekt Red announced Project Orion in October 2022. However, there are very few details about the upcoming title.

During the October announcement, the studio also revealed Project Hadar which according to CD Projekt Red is a "new standalone IP distinct from The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077." The project is reportedly being developed internally and is currently in the conceptual stage.

The studio has a full stale of upcoming titles and will likely be very busy in the coming years. Aside from Project Orion and Hadar, CD Projekt Red also announced the remake of the original Witcher trilogy codenamed Canis Majoris, as well as a new trilogy for the popular action RPG game in Project Polaris.

CD Projekt Red did a good job of reviving Cyberpunk 2077 after a disastrous release. The game was launched with serious game-breaking issues and poor performance on older consoles. The studio worked on releasing updates for Cyberpunk 2077 and the title has seen a massive surge in player numbers in recent months.

CD Projekt Red will be moving current Cyberpunk 2077 devs to Project Orion after Phantom Liberty.

It was only when Cyberpunk 2077 was in a stable and enjoyable state that CD Projekt Red announced the only expansion for the game. Phantom Liberty will be a paid DLC and will only be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. The studio stated that it is limiting the expansion to current-generation consoles to give players the best possible experience.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty still doesn’t have a release date but will be launching within the year.

Related Topics


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Darryl Lara

Darryl Lara // Articles: 1110

Darryl has been gaming since the early 90s, loves to read books and watch TV. He spends his free time outside of gaming and books by riding his motorcycle and taking photographs. You can find Darryl on Instagram. Check him out on Steam and Xbox too.
Comparison List (0)