Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion hasn’t yet been released, but that doesn’t mean plans aren’t in place for the sequel of the 2020 RPG.
According to a report from Spanish gaming outlet Vandal, CD Projekt Red is starting to (slowly) get things rolling on the next installment of the franchise.
Currently known as Project Orion — which was announced originally by the studio last year — the game will be a direct sequel to the first game. Per the report, it will be developed in the United States with a team of “350-500 developers” while the Polish team will assist in some areas.
The team of developers currently working on Phantom Liberty will move over to the next game after their work is completed. That said, some of those developers will move on to work on The Witcher franchise instead.
As far as when work on the game gets into full swing, it was said that it’ll enter the research phase in 2024.
“We believe that studios will start operation at the beginning of 2024, however, we already have some expenses related to Project Orion and Project Hader, both are included in the green part. But once the studio is set up and starts operating in 2024, the green bar should increase,” the studio said during its recent earnings call.
Project Hader, for those that don’t recall, is a new standalone IP currently in development at CD Projekt Red.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty is expected to be released in the near future with the studio hosting a world tour starting in June.
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