From the recent meeting with shareholders conducted by CD Projekt RED, precious details also emerged regarding the development timing of Project Oriondirect sequel to the controversial but hugely popular Cyberpunk 2077.
From the slides shared by the Polish studio it is clear that the wait for Project Orion is destined to continue for a long time, since the start of the works is still many months away. The company’s current plans include the launch of the Research and Development phase during 2024therefore Cyberpunk Orion could be kept waiting for several more years.
CD Projekt RED has always been very clear on the matter, having explained since the announcement that the development of the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 would not have started until the release of the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansioncurrently set for 2023. At the beginning, in any case, we believed that pre-production would have already started this year, however the slides projected by the Polish studio to its investors have clarified that we talk about it in 2024. Fortunately, the aforementioned expansion will deceive the wait, which among other things will return to show itself before the release during the imminent Summer Game Fest.
Cyberpunk Orion promises to deliver the full potential of the franchise established by Cyberpunk 2077 and will be developed by CD Projekt RED North America, a new division of the company born from the merger of the pre-existing Vancouver studios and the new Boston team (located next to the offices of Molasses Flood, another subsidiary of CD Projekt RED). The more than 500 developers that the company intends to hire to give birth to Orion will be led by the core team of 2077: among the figures who have already confirmed their transfers to the United States, there is also the Lead Quest Designer Pawel Sasko