CD Projekt Red recently announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will unsurprisingly be getting a sequel. The Polish studio is currently developing its next trilogy of Witcher games on Unreal Engine 5, but according to a renowned journalist, the next Cyberpunk game will “almost certainly” use the same engine.
According to Video Game Chronicle’s Andy Robinson, CDPR’s partnership with Epic Games likely means that the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 will be built on Unreal Engine 5. This will “immediately raise expectations for a smoother release”, says Robinson.
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Cyberpunk 2077 was built on CDPR’s own RED Engine, which didn’t exactly perform to expectations upon the game’s launch. Plenty of bugs, glitches and technical problems were reported, which took the company almost two years to smoothen out. The game has since seen a bit of a resurgence, achieving 20 million copies sold following the release of the popular Netflix anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and the much-needed 1.6 patch.
The Cyberpunk 2077 sequel is currently in development under the codename Orion, although it doesn’t have a release date yet. CDPR’s focus appears to be on the next Witcher game at the moment, which means the sequel is probably years away from release.
In related news, CDPR also revealed the first and only major expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, titled Phantom Liberty, which will release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S (as well as PC), leaving behind the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
If you’re still on the fence about jumping into Cyberpunk 2077, either as a returning player or a newcomer, we’ve got a handy guide for you that details most of the game’s big changes, additions, improvements and general thoughts about whether it’s worth the dive or not.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is currently streaming on Netflix as well, so don’t miss out on what many fans are calling one of the best shows of the year.
Source: Andy Robinson