Cyberpunk 2077 Sequel Is Now The Focus After 2.0 Update And Phantom Liberty's Launch
The follow-up is currently called Project Orion by CD Projekt Red.
CD Projekt Red has no intentions of changing its plans to focus on a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 after the critical and commercial success of Phantom Liberty. Game director Gabe Amatangelo has confirmed the expansion and 2.0 update are basically the end of the road for new content for the RPG.
Speaking with PC Gamer, Amatangelo mentioned his team will "do a little something more" with Cyberpunk 2077, "but those are the last big ones." As such, all eyes shift to the sequel that's referred to as Project Orion. CD Projekt Red revealed its long-term strategy in October 2022, when Cyberpunk 2 was officially announced alongside a new Witcher trilogy. The studio said at the time that Orion would be the focus after Phantom Liberty.
For the sequel, the core Cyberpunk 2077 team is relocating to Boston to build the RPG. This new CD Projekt Red office will continue working with developers in Vancouver as well as Warsaw.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty launched earlier this week on September 26, while the 2.0 update landed last week on September 21. The RPG's Steam concurrent player count surpassed over 230,000 after the expansion was released, marking the highest number of people for the game since 2020.
For more on the new expansion, check out GameSpot's Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty review. Michael Higman calls it "a thrilling and impactful experience that doesn't overstay its welcome" and scores it a rare 10/10.