During a conference related to the earnings of the third quarter, CD Projekt RED spoke about Project Orion, which is the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077. Adam Kicinski, president of CD Projekt, clarified that the development of the project will start only in 2023, i.e. after the release of Phantom Liberty, the first and currently only paid expansion planned for the controversial Polish RPG.
The studio is in fact focused on Phantom Liberty, on which they are working to the maximum of their ability. We will therefore have to wait for the publication of the DLC before having confirmation that the work has begun. Needless to say, CD Projekt will want to redeem itself with the expansion, further raising the reputation of Cyberpunk 2077 (never so rosy since launch) and most importantly, prepare for the development of the game that will have to show the full potential of the universe created by Mike Pondsmith. It will be a very important title, on which CD Projekt will deploy an army of 500 developers. The game will be developed by CD Projekt RED North America.
Kicinsky then mentioned the transmedia issue. After the resounding success of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, capable of giving a huge boost to Cyberpunk 2077 contributing to the record numbers obtained in recent months, CD Projekt is interested in repeating itself. However, he did not mention a sequel to the Studio Trigger anime, a sequel that we would honestly find superfluous given the self-contained nature of the anime.
However, the lore of Cyberpunk is boundless and, being Night City the true protagonist of the whole franchise, it cannot be excluded that we could see new characters and new stories. And what do you think? Tell us in the comments as always. In the meantime, we refer you to this delightful mod for the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 that will improve the already excellent faces of the characters in the game.