Cyberpunk 2077 | Work on a sequel will begin in the US in 2024

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Codenamed Project Orion, the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will seemingly be developed in Boston and Vancouver with work set to begin in 2024.

In a recent earnings conference, CD Projekt RED gave a little bit more detail about its plans for a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. The second game, codenamed Project Orion, will apparently be developed at new CD Projekt RED offices in Boston and Vancouver, although it’s not clear whether development will also take place at CD Projekt’s HQ in Poland.

The studio heads revealed that some research is already being done into Project Orion, but that research will accelerate when the new North American studios become fully operational at the start of 2024. In the meantime, the Cyberpunk 2077 DLC Phantom Liberty will be released at some as-yet-unconfirmed date later this year. The company has previously confirmed that this will be the only DLC released for the game.

The company also nixed rumours that Sony was looking to buy CD Projekt RED, saying that the firm is not for sale and wants to remain independent.

CD Projekt RED revealed last year that it has a new Witcher trilogy in development, codenamed Project Polaris, as well as a Witcher spinoff called Project Sirius, which is being developed by Boston studio The Molasses Flood. However, at the start of the earnings call, CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński said that the company had decided on a 'new framework’ for Project Sirius, and as a result the number of developers was going to be reduced.

The biggest team at the company (with over 320 developers) is working on the Phantom Liberty DLC, while the second biggest (with 220 developers) is working on Project Polaris, i.e. the new Witcher game.

Judging by the development split, it seems we can expect the new Witcher title before a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 emerges, which could well be a long, long way off.

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