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Cyberpunk 2077: how far off are we from the sequel?

CD Projekt RED talked about the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, revealing how far into development they are and why they chose first-person for the original game.

Cyberpunk, secuela

It seems that the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel still has many years left before it launches. At least that’s what can be deduced from the words of Adam Badowski, CCO of CD Projekt, who stated that Project Orion is still in the conceptual phase. According to the executive(via VGC), the development will have a team of veterans:

“This project is on a conceptual design level right now, and it’s going to be designed by a team of veterans who were responsible for fine-tuning Cyberpunk 2077 and designing Phantom Liberty,” he said.

We’re going to work out of North America, Vancouver, and Boston locations, team leadership are already there. And late in 2024, we’re going to work with teams comprising several dozen people, while as a target, half of the developers are going to work out of northern US and the other half out of Poland”.

First-person, the hallmark of Cyberpunk 2077

During the same shareholders meeting, quest director Paweł Sasko revealed that they have not yet decided whether the game will work in first or third person, but he clarified that the main feature of the original was first-person. “There is no regrets on our part,” he stressed. “What we wanted was for Cyberpunk to have its own identity and to be noticeable as this different thing. These days it’s YouTube, Twitch, and screenshots that sell games, and this is the way one can use to show that identity and individuality to players.”

“I wanted to say that the first-person perspective is the main characteristics for Cyberpunk and its perception by the players too. It’s also noticeably different from The Witcher, and this helped us craft the product identity as such.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, although update 2.0 can only be downloaded on new generation consoles and compatible machines.