CD Projekt Red has just announced major projects, including a new Witcher game series and Cyberpunk 2077 sequel.
Earlier on October 4, 2022, the game publisher tweeted its long-term product outlook, giving gamers a glimpse at some interesting new games to keep an eye on. They also announced Phantom Library, a “major” story-driven expansion for Cyberpunk 2077.
New Witcher games are in the works
The first big IP to get an update from CD Projekt Red is The Witcher.
Project Sirius will be an “innovative take” on The Witcher’s universe. The story will be one that’s “unforgettable” for Witcher fans. This game is currently in pre-production and is being developed by The Molasses Flood.
There is also a brand new Witcher trilogy in the works. Currently known as Project Polaris, it will be an open-world RPG “built on the legacy” of the first Witcher trilogy. There are currently 150 people working on the first game in the series, with hopes that all three games will come out over a six-year period.
Then there is Project Canis Majoris, a single-player open-world RPG that’s set in the Witcher universe. This is being developed by a third-party studio led by Witcher veterans.
Cyberpunk 2077 sequel being developed
The next game to get a huge update from CD Projekt Red is Project Orion. This is a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel “that will prove the full power and potential of the Cyberpunk universe.”
It’s currently unknown what type of game this would be, but the gaming community is largely surprised at this announcement due to the shaky reception around Cyberpunk 2077. The game was blasted with negative reviews upon its release but has since gained a cult following as developers continued to fix and update the game.
Many fans have hope for Cyberpunk after hearing that the game is getting an expansion and sequel. The concept behind the game still intrigues people with its mysterious neon apocalyptical city backdrop.
There was also a third IP that was separate from The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077. The game was not named, but it goes by the codename Project Hadar. It’s been in the works since 2021 and will represent the third core IP of CD Projekt Red.