Cyberpunk 2077’s Sequel Is In The ‘Conceptual Design’ Phase
It was revealed today by CD Projekt’s Chief Creative Officer, Adam Badowski, that the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 – known as Project Orion – is at the ‘conceptual design level’. Now that Phantom Liberty has been released, Cyberpunk 2077 will have its lights kept on, but for all intents and purposes, it’s no longer receiving any new content moving forward.
Now, the Polish-headquartered firm looks to the next evolution in the Cyberpunk franchise, and that stands in the form of Project Orion. At present, there’s nothing to really know about the game, and given that it now sits in the conceptual design phase, it’s likely that even CD Projekt doesn’t know what the game looks like.
How Long From Here?
Project Orion is in a very early stage of the overall development process, and it could be several years before we see it released to the market. However, Adam Badowski was quick to highlight the extent of the effort and the level of resources being poured into Project Orion:
We’re going to work out of North America, Vancouver, and Boston locations, team leadership are already there. And late in 2024, we’re going to work with teams comprising several dozen people, while as a target, half of the developers are going to work out of northern US and the other half out of Poland.
As this information was explained, it was also revealed that Phantom Liberty has sold 3 million copies in a matter of days, and the base game – Cyberpunk 2077 – is on track to still sell faster than The Witcher 3 did when it was released in 2015.
Are you excited about what might come next for Cyberpunk 2077?