CD Projekt gives hard reality check on Cyberpunk 2077 sequel – release still far away

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Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a sequel, but that’s still a long way off.

Are you looking forward to the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077? Then we hope that you have a lot of patience. Because it will still take a little eternity until the title appears at some point. Next year, the so-called pre-production phase will not even begin, as developer studio CD Projekt RED has now announced.

Cyberpunk 2077: If you’re waiting for the sequel, you’ll have to be patient for a long time

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a sequel, which has already been announced by CD Projekt RED. Next comes the Phantom Liberty Story DLC and the main game should also be further refined. But after that, a sequel or at least a new game in the cyberpunk universe is planned.

It still takes – a long time: The next cyberpunk game will probably not appear for a few years. According to CD Projekt RED CFO Piotr Nielubowicz, work on it should start immediately after the release of the Phantom Liberty DLC, but the pre-production phase will probably start in 2024 at the earliest. CDPR has that in one Investor call (here as PDF transcript) explained.

What does it mean exactly? Next year, i.e. 2023, “probably” only the concept phase and some research will take place. It is considered where the journey should go at all, what kind of game the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will be, which location we will see, what the story is about and so on.

Work on the actual game will only begin in 2024, and only in pre-production, i.e. before the actual production of the content. In other words, it will be a lot longer before development is really complete and the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 actually appears.

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So don’t expect a new cyberpunk game from CD Projekt RED before the year 2026 or even 2027 appears. If we think about the release debacle surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, it wouldn’t be bad at all if those involved took a little more time.

By the way, this is how the Phantom Liberty looks– DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 out:

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting an addon!  - The Phantom Liberty expansion will be released in 2023


Cyberpunk 2077 is getting an addon! – The Phantom Liberty expansion will be released in 2023

In addition to a Cyberpunk 2077 successor, CDPR is also planning to develop a number of other games. There’s a whole new The Witcher trilogy, several other The Witcher projects, and a whole new brand. You can see what CD Projekt RED is currently working on in our GamePro overview.

How eagerly are you waiting for a new cyberpunk game? When do you expect a release?