CD Projekt Red has made it clear that Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty’s paid expansion and update 2.0 will mark the end of major updates for the game, as the studio now turns its attention towards the sequel. While this was the original plan, the success of Phantom Liberty, which saw a significant increase in player count since its release, may have led some to speculate if the studio would continue to support the game further. However, in an interview with PC Gamer, game director Gabe Amatangelo confirmed that these updates will indeed be the last major ones for Cyberpunk 2077, with only minor updates planned thereafter.
CD Projekt Red had previously announced the development of the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, codenamed Orion, in October 2022. According to the studio, Orion will showcase the full power and potential of the Cyberpunk universe, pushing the franchise further into the dark future it exemplifies. However, there has been limited information available about the upcoming sequel until now. CD Projekt Red currently has various projects in the works, including The Witcher 4, a new IP unrelated to both Cyberpunk and The Witcher, and even a third-party Witcher game.
While the anticipation for Cyberpunk 2, or Orion, is undoubtedly high, fans will need to exercise patience. The development of a full-fledged sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 is an intricate and time-consuming process. Considering that the first game took around 10 years to come to fruition, it is safe to assume that Project Orion will not be playable anytime soon. The intricacies of creating a vast and immersive world like Cyberpunk require meticulous attention to detail and take a significant amount of time to execute successfully.
CD Projekt Red’s decision to commit its resources to the development of Cyberpunk 2 does not mean the end of their other ventures. In addition to the highly anticipated Cyberpunk sequel, CD Projekt Red is also actively working on The Witcher 4, a continuation of the beloved Witcher franchise. Moreover, the studio has a new IP in the pipeline, which is separate from both Cyberpunk and The Witcher. With these multiple projects under their belt, CD Projekt Red has positioned itself as a key player in the gaming industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in immersive storytelling and game development.
As Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty marks the conclusion of major updates for the game, CD Projekt Red now sets its sights on the development of the highly anticipated sequel, codenamed Orion. Fans should prepare for an extended wait, as the creation of a full-fledged Cyberpunk sequel takes time. However, the studio’s commitment to projects like The Witcher 4 and the development of a new IP showcases their dedication to delivering exceptional gaming experiences. The future of CD Projekt Red is filled with exciting possibilities, and fans can look forward to diving deeper into the Cyberpunk universe through the upcoming release of Orion.