Cyberpunk’s Sequel Will Feel ‘More American’ Thanks to Boston Studio

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Recently, CD Projekt opened a new studio in Boston to support the development of the Cyberpunk sequel. Currently, the majority of the company is focused on producing the next game in The Witcher series, but Project Orion, the follow-up to 2020’s Cyberpunk 2077, won’t be too far behind.

It was explained by CDP developers in a recent podcast appearance that the North American studio was vital to the production of the follow-up game as many details in Cyberpunk 2077 weren’t authentically American – and the Boston studio should be righting that wrong.

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Appearing on the AnsweRED Podcast, executive producer Dan Hernberg said:

I think Cyberpunk is obviously a uniquely American story. It’s got a lot of like punk energy, and it was written by an American, so it just seems right to do it in America.

One developer took the opportunity to explain one area in which CDPR fell flat with the development of Cyberpunk 2077 – it didn’t have accurate manhole covers. It was pointed out by fans shortly after the game’s release that the manhole covers in Night City resembled those found in Europe, rather than the manhole covers typically seen in North America.

Hernberg continued:

Our curbs are different, our color is different on all of our signs. Everything’s just slightly different. It doesn’t break immersion, but it’s just that little thing where you’re like, ‘well, maybe this wasn’t made by people who live here or people who fully understand all of American culture.’

Cyberpunk 2077’s development was recently and finally ended as it was confirmed that not a single developer at the company is focused on the game anymore. This news came months after the release of Phantom Liberty, a critically acclaimed expansion starring Idris Elba that breathed a fresh lease of life into the game.

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