Cyberpunk 2077 sequel and more Witcher games announced by CD Projekt Red

CD Project Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will be getting a sequel. Currently codenamed Project Orion, the new game was revealed alongside a bunch of others when the developer shared its long-term development plan Tuesday.

Cyberpunk 2077 suffered a disastrous launch back in 2020, with the game filled with bugs and performance issues. The PlayStation 4 version was even pulled from the PlayStation Store due to these. This led to the game being critically panned and CD Projekt having to refund disappointed players.

That said, the game has seen a resurgence of late, thanks to a hit animé spinoff on Netflix—Cyberpunk Edgerunners—as well as the development team’s continued efforts to improve the game.

Now, CD Project has reaffirmed its commitment to the franchise with the announcement of a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. According to the studio’s tweet, Project Orion will “take the Cyberpunk universe further and continue harnessing the potential of this dark future universe.”

No other details about the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel were revealed. However, it seems that the game’s release is quite a ways off as CD Projekt Red also announced three new games in the Witcher franchise were in the works.

New Witcher games in the works

The first of these, codenamed Polaris, was previously announced by the studio as already being in pre-production. This game, which is being developed in Unreal Engine 5, will mark the start of a new AAA Witcher trilogy. (Read: New Witcher game announced, will use Unreal Engine 5)

Beyond that, CD Project Red also revealed another Witcher game codenamed Canis Majoris. The game, however, will not be part of the new saga started by Polaris. Instead it will be own standalone game. Development on this will be handled by an as-of-yet unnamed external studio.

Finally, The Molasses Flood—another studio under the CD Projekt umbrella—will be working on yet another Witcher game codenamed Sirius. Unlike the previous two, Sirius will feature multiplayer gameplay on top of a single-player campaign.

These three Witcher games are supposedly next on the studio’s pipeline, so they’ll likely arrive before the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel—but likely before Cyberpunk 2077‘s Phantom Liberty expansion, which is expected to arrive in 2023.

Beyond these, CD Project Red also revealed that it’s working on game on a new IP, one “created from scratch” by the studio. However, this new game is still in the earliest stages of production and that development on it has yet to start.

Watch the entirety of CD Project Red’s strategy update below.

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