CD Projekt Red is currently working on several new properties that will bring even more games from The Witcher and Cyberpunk universes to your console and PC. Revealed today, we’re expecting three new Witcher games, a new Cyberpunk game, and a new IP from the studio – which is a lot by many standards.
On Twitter, CD Projekt Red pulled back the curtain on some of the projects it is currently working on.
- Orion is the codename for the follow-up to Cyberpunk 2077, taking the franchise further and attempting to continue “harnessing the potential of this dark future universe.”
- Polaris is the codename of the next installment of The Witcher series which is currently in pre-production. The studio says this is the beginning of a new saga and the plan is to release two more Witcher games after Polaris, to craft a new trilogy “AAA RPG” games.
- Canis Majoris is the codename for a full-fledged Witcher game, separate from the new trilogy beginning with Polaris. It will be developed by a third-party studio where former Witcher developers have worked and will help with the workload.
- Sirius is the codename of a game in development over at The Molasses Flood and is set in The Witcher universe. CDPR will help develop this title and it is said to differ from previous productions because it will include multiplayer on top of a single-player experience.
- Hadar is the codename for a third and entirely new IP from CDPR. This project is currently in the earliest stages and the team is working on the settings at the moment.
For me, I’m curious to see what will become of Hadar as it is a new IP and separate from The Witcher and Cyberpunk.
“This is the first such product being developed outside of the Group. However, this does not imply that its quality will lag behind our in-house productions. From the technological standpoint, it will be based on Unreal Engine 5, along with the toolset created for Polaris. Expect additional announcements soon,” confirms a blog post on the studio’s official website.
We started toying with the idea several years ago. Early-stage conceptual work commenced in 2021, and – for the first time in our history – the IP is being incubated entirely within CD Projekt Red. It is important to understand that right now we are still working on basic concepts and laying the groundwork for this new franchise – says Michał Nowakowski, Board Member responsible for business development.