The Cyberpunk franchise is here to stay. Despite the disastrous launch, CD Projekt Red revealed today in its long-term roadmap that Cyberpunk 2077 has sold more than 20 million copies and will also be getting a sequel. Codenamed “Orion,” the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will be developed by CDPR’s studio in North America to “continue harnessing the potential of this dark future universe.”
Part of the upcoming project includes a new Witcher trilogy codenamed “Polaris.” We already know that the upcoming Witcher game will be built on Unreal Engine 5, but we might not have to wait too long to see the game, with CDPR promising to deliver all three games within a six-year period. The company also has a separate Witcher game in the works, which will be developed by a third-party studio. “Canis Majoris” will be a “story-driven, single-player open-world RPG” set within The Witcher universe but not part of the trilogy.
Also being developed for The Witcher franchise is “Sirius,” designed to tell an “unforgettable story for existing Witcher fans and new audiences.” The spinoff is being developed by The Molasses Flood with support from CDPR.
Lastly, a new IP codenamed “Hadar” is in the works and will be developed internally by the CDPR team. The project is still being conceptualised, but CDPR says it will be an “entirely distinct IP” built “from scratch.”
In a statement shared on Twitter, CDPR also announced that co-founder and joint CEO Marcin Iwiński will step down from his role as a joint CEO position. Iwiński will be submitting his candidacy to serve as the chairman of the company’s supervisory board.
In September, the Polish gaming studio announced a Phantom Liberty expansion coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in 2023.