CD Projekt Red Confirms More Staff for Cyberpunk 2077 Follow-Up

    Titled Project Orion.

    CD Projekt Red has confirmed more staff will be joining Cyberpunk 2077‘s follow-up, titled Project Orion. The project is supposedly still in very early development.

    CDPR initially released Cyberpunk 2077 in 2020. Critics initially criticized it for its rushed release, game-breaking glitches, and failure to stay true to the game’s initial promise. However, CD Projekt Red recently released both Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and Update 2.0. The recent expansion and patch have completely overhauled the game’s mechanics and brought it closer to the game’s initial promise.

    Project Orion Adds More Staff Members

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    CD Projekt Red recently announced that they are adding more staff members to Cyberpunk 2077‘s follow-up, nicknamed Project Orion. Previously, the confirmed members of the game’s staff were based in the studio’s newly formed Boston studio. These include game director Gabriel Amatangelo, associate game director Pawel Sasko, creative director Igor Sarzynski, cinematic director Andrzej Stopa, environment art director Kacper Niepokolczycki, acting lead quest designer Sarah Grummer, and engineering director Kacper Koscienski. Several of these staff members previously worked on Cyberpunk 2077.

    The new staff members are as follows:

    • Executive Producer: Dan Hernberg (Former Lead Product Manager at Blizzard)
    • Design Director: Ryan Barnard (Previously worked at Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft, and IO Interactive)
    • Engineering Director: Alan Villani (Worked on technology at several WB games)
    • Lead Writer: Anna Megill (Wrote for Control, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider)
    • Additional Writer: Alexander Freed (Former lead writer at BioWare)

    The official Steam page describes Cyberpunk 2077 as follows:

    Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure RPG set in the megalopolis of Night City, where you play as a cyberpunk mercenary wrapped up in a do-or-die fight for survival. Improved and featuring all-new free additional content, customize your character and playstyle as you take on jobs, build a reputation, and unlock upgrades. The relationships you forge and the choices you make will shape the story and the world around you. Legends are made here. What will yours be?

    Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC. Update 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty expansion are available exclusively on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. CDPR will likely reveal more about Project Orion in the coming months and years.

    Saras Rajpal
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