Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC

The Follow-up To Cyberpunk 2077 Project Orion Adds High Profile Staff, But It’s Still In Early Stages Of Development At CD Projekt RED North America

Including Talent that worked on Diablo III, Hitman, Mortal Kombat, Control, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and much more

Last year, we saw Cyberpunk 2077 finally reach its final form with the release of the 2.0 update and the release of the Phantom Liberty expansion. Now that CD Projekt has winded down that project, the focus is on the follow-up to the game, Project Orion, as CD Projekt Red has officially announced.

Instead of the game being worked on in the studio’s home base in Poland, Project Orion will be developed by CD Projekt RED North America, a US and Canada-based studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Development is still pretty early but will see a fusion of new and old blood with Cyberpunk 2077 veterans including Gabriel Amatangelo (Game Director), Paweł Sasko (Associate Game Director), Igor Sarzyński (Creative Director), Andrzej Stopa (Cinematic Director), Kacper Niepokólczycki (Environment Art Director), Sarah Grümmer (Acting Lead Quest Designer) and Kacper Kościeński (Engineering Director)have been relocated to the Boston studio.

The new high-level talent joining them at the studio to work on the Cyberpunk 2077 follow-up include Dan Herberg (Amazon Games and Blizzard Entertainment) as executive producer, Ryan Barnard (Ubisoft, Massive, and IO Interactive), Alan Villani (WB Games) as Engineering Director, Anna Megill as lead Writer, and Alexander Freed (Former Bioware writer) as additional writer. Together, these five have a variety of experiences spanning across games you all have heard or played before, including New World, Apex Legends, Diablo III, Hitman, Mortal Kombat, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Control, Dishonored: Death of The Outsider, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Guild Wars 2, and the upcoming Fable game.

Project Orion was first announced back in October 2022; with the Cyberpunk 2077 follow-up still in the project stage, obviously, we don’t have a release window or year, so we have no idea when the game is slated to come out. For those looking for development work, CD PROJEKT RED North America is hiring for various positions at its Boston location. Plus, as development expands, the project will open up more to its Vancouver studio, which currently has a few jobs open but is looking more focused on hiring at the Boston studio.