CD Projekt is saying goodbye to Cyberpunk 2077, but the Polish developer is already working on Cyberpunk 2. A sequel called Orion is currently in pre-production, one of the designers said.
CD Projekt relatively recently released the expansion Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. However, the company has long stated that this will be the first and only DLC for the game and a kind of farewell to the title. However, the Poles have long-term plans for new productions, including the second part of Cyberpunk, a project codenamed Orion. We recently learned a little more about him.
Cyberpunk 2 – CD Projekt Red is assembling a team for Orion
Pavel Sasko, lead quest designer at CD Projekt Red, recently spoke about his work at the company and the history of the creation of Cyberpunk. In an almost hour and a half interview for The Neon Arcade channel, the designer reveals a lot of interesting things and even reveals some secrets of the sequel.
Of course, Cyberpunk 2 won’t hit shelves for many years. At the moment, the game is in pre-production stage, but the team is already being selected. However, for now we are talking about the most important people, the project managers and directors who will pave the way for the new game.
– The thing is, when you’re in the ideation and pre-production phase, you don’t want to have too big a team because it complicates too many things. To best clarify the vision, you just need multiple stakeholders, and it’s best to develop it within that group to maintain consistency across the brand. – Sasko explained.
The key element for CD Projekt seems to be a collection of people who have already worked well together while working on Cyberpunk 2077. This seems like a logical idea, since the new Cyberpunk will likely develop existing ideas and expand the already established universe.
Only at the next stage will CDPR begin intensive recruitment for positions of experts and senior specialists. They will also face new challenges, because the game will be developed on Unreal Engine 5.
Adam Kiciński will not be president of CD Projekt
As we wrote on Wprost.pl, CD Projekt has undergone many changes recently. Although the release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty attracted a lot of market attention, sales fell short of shareholders’ expectations and stock prices fell.
At the same time, Adam Kiciński, the studio’s president and co-founder, announced that he intends to resign from his post in 2025. His goal is to join the CDP supervisory board.
“We built the studio, starting with a small team of five people – today it has over a thousand people, and we are constantly growing. My decision today has been carefully considered. I am convinced that the company today is stronger than ever, has great potential and an excellent strategy. She is also well prepared for these changes,” Kiciński wrote in a statement.
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