A full Cyberpunk 2077 sequel is on the way.
Today, developer CD Projekt Red revealed their upcoming projects, including one codenamed Orion.
This, according to the company, will be the “next cyberpunk game” and will continue to “advance the cyberpunk franchise and further unlock the potential of this dark future universe.”
The company’s long-in-progress cyberpunk multiplayer project, which it’s been tinkering with for years and previously dubbed its “Triple-A” release, isn’t mentioned here. However, today’s spate of announcements included CD Projekt introducing multiplayer for “most of our new games to enrich the single player experience”. Maybe this multiplayer project turned into the cyberpunk sequel?
Alongside this news, the developer has also outlined other plans for its next Witcher series. This includes a new trilogy of games beginning with a project codenamed Polaris and set to release over a six-year period.
The company also has a project called “Canis Majoris” (which is being developed by a third-party studio) going on. This will be a fully-fledged Witcher game, but different from the above trilogy of games.
Third, for the Witcher franchise, the studio revealed a project codenamed “Sirius” led by Molasses Flood.
Sirius will feature a multiplayer element in addition to a single player experience that will include “a campaign with quests and a story.”
Meanwhile, a brand new IP codenamed “Hadar” is also in the pipeline, but details on that are still under wraps for now. CD Projekt Red states that this game is still in the “early stages of the creative process” and therefore development has not started yet. The company said it will be a “completely standalone IP” that will be “built from the ground up” within CD Projekt Red.
Cyberpunk 2077 has seen quite a renaissance of late, credited to the well-received Netflix anime Edgerunners.
This weekend, stats shared by Valve showed that Cyberpunk 2077 was the fourth most popular game on Steam Deck by total hours played, behind only Stardew Valley, Elden Ring, and Vampire Survivors – in that order.
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