The wait for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel may be longer than originally expected. During an investor Q&A session, CD Projekt’s President, Adam Kicinski, confirmed that the development of Project Orion, the highly anticipated and recently announced sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, won’t begin next year. In fact, pre-production of the game won’t start until 2024 at the earliest.
“After releasing Phantom Liberty we will start working on the next Cyberpunk game,” Kicinski said. “Of course, this will initially involve conceptual work, which – from a formal perspective – does not count as preproduction… Once the conceptual framework is ready, we begin development.”
In October, CD Projekt unveiled plans for four new video games set in The Witcher and Cyberpunk universes. Project Orion will be set in the Cyberpunk world while Projects Sirius, Canis Majoris, and Polaris will be Witcher games. CDP is also planning a fifth game related to an entirely different IP.