Well, it looks like Cyberpunk: Edgerunners did more for Cyberpunk 2077 than we thought. Not just in boosting concurrent player numbers and game sales for the original game, apparently. Especially not if we’re already getting confirmation of a sequel in the works.

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"Project Orion"/"Cyberpunk 2077" sequel announcement art on Twitter.
Clearly, yellow is the color of cyberpunks.

The official Twitter account of CD Projekt Red proudly announces that they’re working on Project Orion. This is apparently the codename for the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077. According to the announcement, this sequel will “prove the full power and potential of the Cyberpunk universe”. Not only that, but CD Projekt Red themselves will develop this sequel personally. I guess after the embarrassingly frustrating launch of the game back on December 10, 2020 (not least of which because of the inability of console players to even play the game), they want to make absolutely certain that this sequel’s launch goes well.

Unfortunately, it might be a long, long while before we get to see this Cyberpunk 2077 sequel in action. After all, CD Projekt Red are busy working on that Phantom Liberty DLC/expansion for the original game. Not only that, but in that same announcement, CD Projekt Red are also announcing several new Witcher games under Project Sirius, Project Polaris, and Project Canis Majoris. They also have an entirely new IP in the works “distinct from Witcher and Cyberpunk” in the form of Project Hadar. There’s no other info on what Hadar is, but it’s pretty certain that it will be a while before we see it since we don’t even have a release window for that Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. Tune back in to THS much, much later to find that out when we do. Eventually.

Cyberpunk 2077: Details

When an anime is so popular that it spreads to the game it’s based on.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a sci-fi action RPG game developed and published by CD Projekt Red (The Witcher series). Adam Badowski is the director, with Konrad Tomaszkiewicz as the producer. Piotr Tomsiński is the programmer, with Marcin Blacha and Tomasz Marchewka co-writing the story. P. T. Adamczyk, Marcin Przybyłowicz, and Paul Leonard-Morgan all composed the music for the game.

As for what Cyberpunk 2077 in general is about? Well, Steam has an official synopsis for the game on its store page. Check it out below:

“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?”

You can purchase Cyberpunk 2077 for PC on Steam or the Epic Games Store. If you want to see if the console versions are finally working, then you can also purchase the game on the PlayStation Store for the PS4 or PS5 (the former is not recommended right there on the store page), or Xbox Store for the Xbox One or Xbox Series S/X.

As for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, you can watch it only on Netflix.

Source: Twitter