Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that they have some really interesting productions planned. In addition to the announcement of work on as many as three titles based on the Witcher brand and a new IP called Hadar , there was also information about the Orion project, which is to be another game set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 . It turns out that the preparation of this title will take place in the USA .
The Cyberpunk Orion project will be prepared by the North American branch of CD Projekt RED
CD Projekt sets up a new development studio in Vancouver, Canada. The branch will be responsible for the continuation of Cyberpunk 2077.
– Our plans are ambitious and require a lot of work , commitment and further development. To this end, we want to create a new team in Boston, which together with the developing team from Vancouver will become CD Projekt RED North America. This move will enable us to have full access to the pool of talents from North America, ” said Adam Nielubowicz, vice president for financial affairs, during a meeting with journalists.
– We currently have approximately 700 developers. So far we have grown by about 100 people a year and we would like to increase this pace – he added, quoted by ISBNews. A group of employees from Poland is also moving to North America – although currently in Boston, where The Molasses Flood is located, bought by CDP a year ago.
“I’m moving to Boston together with the core team responsible for Cyberpunk 2077 to establish new studio and be the foundation for the North American team,” wrote yesterday Paweł Sasko, task director in the futuristic production. “Working together with the Vancouver crew and the devs from Warsaw we are going to deliver you a banging next game!”
Work on the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will start in 2023, after the Polish developers complete and release the Phantom Liberty story expansion for the first game.
A release date for the game has not been announced. Obviously it will take a long time. In parallel, CD Projekt will develop The Witcher franchise – fans are waiting for at least five new big games in the Witcher universe.