Details on the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, codenamed Project Orion, has seemingly leaked online, though the game appears to still be in very early development at this stage. Developer CD Projekt Red already confirmed that it was moving ahead with a sequel to its 2020 open-world RPG. This isn’t surprising considering that the game sold very well since launch, despite receiving plenty of criticism for its missing features, poor performance on consoles and undercooked narrative when compared to The Witcher 3.
A new leak from a Spanish news website called Vandal has given us a bit of information about what we can expect out of the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. According to the leak, the game is primarily being developed in the United States with a team of around 350-500 developers. However, Polish teams will be assisting in the game’s development as well. While full development has yet to begin, the sequel will enter its research phase sometime in 2024, meaning it’s likely at least five or six years out from release.
The teams currently working on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, Phantom Liberty, will reportedly join the sequel’s development once all work has been completed on the DLC. However, other members of the Phantom Liberty team will also be put on the development of Project Polaris, the next AAA entry in The Witcher series of video games that’s built “on the legacy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.”
As with all reports, take this information with a pinch of salt. It’s difficult to validate these details as the source doesn’t seem to have any notable track record to follow, though the details mentioned are oddly specific – maybe too specific to be false. Either way, treat this as a rumour for now until CD Projekt Red gives us some concrete info.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion will only be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.