CD Project has provided an update on its plans for Cyberpunk 2077‘s sequel, which is codenamed Project Orion.
The company said last September that Phantom Liberty would be the only expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, but that after its release, Project Orion would begin development at a new US-based studio called CD Projekt Red North America.
Phantom Liberty launched in late September, and during an investor presentation on Thursday, CD Projekt’s chief creative officer Adam Badowski touched on the status of Orion and the company’s plans for the game over the next year.
“This project is on a conceptual design level right now, and it’s going to be designed by a team of veterans who were responsible for fine-tuning Cyberpunk 2077 and designing Phantom Liberty,” he said.
“We’re going to work out of North America, Vancouver and Boston locations, team leadership are already there. And late in 2024, we’re going to work with teams comprising several dozen people, while as a target, half of the developers are going to work out of northern US and the other half out of Poland.”
Earlier in the presentation, CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński said Cyberpunk 2077 has now cleared 25 million sales since its December 2020 release, meaning it’s selling “far faster” than The Witcher 3 did following its release.
And chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz announced that the Phantom Liberty expansion sold three million copies in its first week of availability.
CD Projekt also said a live-action project based on Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in the early stages of development.