The game remains in the early stages of development and now we know more about who's working on it.
A sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in development at CD Projekt's teams in the US and Canada, and now we've learned a little more about the staff working on the game.
The sequel is in the works under the codenamed Project Orion, and it's only in the "early stages of development," CD Projekt said in a news release. The team working on the game includes a number of senior staffers from the original game, including Gabriel Amatangelo (game director), Paweł Sasko (associate game director), Igor Sarzyński (creative director), Andrzej Stopa (cinematic director), Kacper Niepokólczycki (environment art director), Sarah Grümmer (acting lead quest designer), and Kacper Kościeński (engineering director).
All of these people are working on the sequel at CD Projekt's new office in Boston, Massachusetts. As for people who joined the Boston studio to work on the sequel, these include former lead product manager at Blizzad, Dan Hernberg, who is an executive producer on the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel; IO Interactive and Massive Entertainment's Ryan Barnard as design director; and Mortal Kombat technical director Alan Villani, who is engineering director on the Cyberpunk 2077 follow-up.
Additionally, writer Anna Megill (Control, Dishonored: Death of The Outsider, Guild Wars 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora) is joining the Cyberpunk sequel as its lead writer. Megill also worked on the narrative elements for Microsoft's upcoming Fable game. Finally, novelist and comic book writer Alexander Freed is working on the writing for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. Freed was previously a lead writer at BioWare on Star Wars: The Old Republic, and he also wrote or consulted for DICE, Obsidian, and Wizards of the Coast.
Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December 2020 and had a rocky start, but has since rebounded substantially and has shifted more than 25 million copies. A steady stream of updates and improvements helped get the game in a much better state, and an expansion, Phantom Liberty, was released in September 2023 to strong critical reviews and millions in sales.
The sequel was announced in October 2022, and recently, we learned that CD Projekt is exploring the possibility of introducing multiplayer.
CD Projekt is also working on The Witcher 4 and a remake of the original Witcher, among other projects.