It’s rare for game studios to reveal far in advance what’s planned for the future. However, CD Projekt RED is very transparent at the moment and is announcing several new games at the same time: including several Witcher titles, a cyberpunk sequel and a completely new IP.
Witcher, Cyberpunk and more: Only code names known so far
As part of a major strategy update, CD Projekt RED takes a look at how the studio has evolved over the past 18 months and reveals what players can look forward to in the future. The studio has big plans here, because five new games are planned (Source: CD Projekt RED).
A decent announcement, after all it can be assumed that some of these projects are in the works at the same time. So far, however, no final names are known. Code names currently occupy this place, but at least CDPR President Adam Kiciński is already revealing some information about the upcoming games.
Orion: The codename for the next cyberpunk game “that will further develop the cyberpunk franchise and further unleash the potential of this grim future universe.” The whole thing is being developed by a new studio in the USA.
Polaris: The codename for the next pre-production installment in the Witcher franchise. “It’s the beginning of a new saga: we intend to release two more Witcher games after Polaris, creating a new AAA RPG trilogy.” The trilogy is scheduled to last six years.
Canis majoris: A full-fledged Witcher game created independently of the new Witcher saga that begins with Polaris.
Sirius: A codename for a game set in the Witcher universe. This should differ from the previous productions and offer a campaign with quests and a story in addition to a single player experience.
Hadar: The codename for a completely standalone IP developed entirely by CD Projekt Red. However, the project is still in its infancy.
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When will the announced games be released?
It is not yet known when the individual projects will see the light of day. It can be assumed that it will take years, until the games appear – the studio should not afford such a massive mistake as with Cyberpunk 2077 again. Criticism rained down on the release because the hyped game still seemed very unfinished and in parts was hardly playable.