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Ethan Dean
Cyberpunk 2077 Sequel Project Orion

Cyberpunk 2077’s highly-anticipated sequel is still a while off but the wheels are finally starting to turn. CD Projekt Red has just hired some major league developers to steer the game’s creation.

A few years ago, hype for a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel might seem a bit farfetched given the game’s less-than-stellar launch. A lot has changed since then with the development team redeeming the game after the launch of the Phantom Liberty expansion.

Now that the original has been repaired, the team at CD Projekt Red is focused on Cyberpunk 2077’s mysteriously untitled sequel Project Orion. Developers have claimed that the sequel will make Cyberpunk 2077 look like “a warm-up”.

It’s a bold claim but if the information in CD Projekt RED’s latest press release is anything to go by, Project Orion might do exactly what they say. Details about a number of new hires for the development of the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel bode incredibly well.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty official screenshot
Here’s hoping some new blood will help CD Projekt RED avoid past mistakes.

The team at CD Projekt RED has promoted the new crop of talent as “high-profile additions to the team working on Project Orion”. Given some of their pedigree, it’s hard to disagree with the assessment.

Newly appointed Executive Producer Dan Hernberg has work on titles like Apex Legends and Diablo 3 under his belt. Allan Vinali has come on board as the Engineering Director for Project Orion after working on several recent Mortal Kombat games.

Outside of the technical side, award-winning writer Anna Megill will lend her talents to the game’s narrative following key roles on Dishonored, Control, and the upcoming Fable 4. Megill is being helped by Alexander Freed who worked on multiple Bioware titles including the massively popular Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Eagle-eyed gamers have also combed the current job listings for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel that have yet to be filled. Minor details in the listing suggest the return of crafting mechanics, more organic events in the game’s open world, and in-depth cutscenes.

Project Orion is shaping up to be a potential banger of a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 based on the available information.

Of course, we’re a little weary after the launch of the original and it’s never a good idea to be counting chickens before they’ve hatched.

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Ethan Dean is a Staff Writer on the Australian Dexerto team. He graduated from RMIT with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and has been freelance writing in the gaming space ever since. His favorite game is the third-person, open world flavor of the month and when he doesn't have a controller in his hands, there's a paintbrush in them. He's a self-described Warhammer nerd and a casual DnD player too. You can contact Ethan at