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Cyberpunk 2077 sequel starts development next year

Cyberpunk 2077 sequel starts development next year

Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming sequel, codenamed Project Orion, is due to enter its research and development phase next year.

If you’re a fan of Cyberpunk 2077, I’d imagine that you're excitedly waiting for an update on the upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion. There’s no harm in looking a little further ahead though to see what’s going on with the game’s highly-anticipated sequel, currently codenamed Project Orion.

Speaking of the former, we’re due a Phantom Liberty update at this week’s Summer Game Fest. Announced last September, Phantom Liberty has been described as a spy-thriller story. It’ll see V swear allegiance to the New United States of America where he’ll team up with a new FIA agent by the name of Solomon Reed, who happens to be portrayed by the very popular Idris Elba. Rest assured, Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand will be back too. We don’t yet have a release date, but CD Projekt RED have instead provided an update on Project Orion’s progress.

Take a look at Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty in action below.

As spotted by TweakTown, CD Projekt RED confirmed in a recent earnings call that Project Orion will enter its research and development phase in 2024. That comes prior to production so it’s unlikely that we’ll actually see the sequel for many years. Following on from the original game’s abysmal release, we know that CD Projekt RED won’t want to rush the project. Instead, I’m almost certain that they’ll take their time and release the game in the best possible state.

Project Orion will be developed by CD Projekt RED’s new Boston and Vancouver-based studios. Seeing as the game is due to enter pre-production next year, clearly we don’t know anything else about the title at this current moment in time.

In related news, CD Projekt RED recently confirmed that it was not for sale after rumours began circulating suggesting that the studio was being snapped up by Sony. Cyberpunk 2077 also recently landed a spot in New York’s Museum of Failure.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED

Topics: Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red