The Witcher 4, 5, 6, 2 Spinoffs & Cyberpunk 2077 Sequel & New Hadar Game Officially Announced by CD Projekt Group
CD Projekt Group has announced it has 7 new games in development, spanning 3 major franchises. First, The Witcher is getting a second Trilogy and 2 spin-off games (yes, 5 more games!). Second, Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a sequel tentatively titled Project Orion. Third, a brand new IP tentatively called Project Hadar was confirmed! As well as more multimedia tie-ins for these game series, likely for TV streaming services.
Read about the full game details below…
Table of contents
Listen to the announcements here in the CD Projekt Group webcast:
Long-term production outlook:
Given the need to protect our competitive edge, the following section provides only a general outline of our franchise development plans. Descriptions of individual projects have been reduced to a minimum and all projects have been codenamed.
The Witcher Spin-off 1: Project Sirius
Game developed by The Molasses Flood with support from the CD PROJEKT RED team, set in The Witcher
universe. Compared to existing CD PROJEKT RED games, this one targets a much broader audience. Sirius
will include single-player and multiplayer gameplay.
The Witcher 4, 5 & 6 – New Trilogy: Project Polaris
This project launches the new Witcher trilogy, expanding the universe presented in past Witcher games. The saga will consist of three games which we plan to release during a six-year publishing cycle [editor: count on it to be 13 years again like the first Trilogy], starting with the release date of Polaris itself.
In technical terms, the second and third part of the saga will be based on the foundation which we put in place for Polaris. By following this approach we intend to improve our game development pipeline without giving up on any of our artistic ambitions, or on our intent to raise the bar ever higher with each successive release.
The Witcher Spin-off 2: Project Canis Majoris
A full-fledged release set in The Witcher universe, to be developed by an external studio under the supervision of experienced developers who have previously worked on Witcher games. In terms of technology – we intend to use Unreal Engine 5 and the toolset created for Polaris.
Cyberpunk 2077 2: Project Orion
A Cyberpunk release which will further develop the potential embodied by this universe. Project Orion will be developed by CD PROJEKT RED North America, which will comprise the newly created Boston hub along with our existing Vancouver team. This studio is separate from The Molasses Flood (which is working on Sirius and is also based in Boston). Establishing a new studio – CD PROJEKT RED North America – will enable us to fully tap into the North American talent pool.
New IP: Project Hadar
A new original IP. For the first time in its history, CD PROJEKT RED is developing an entirely new universe from scratch. Early conceptual work began in 2021. As of the publication date of this document there is ongoing work on the foundations of this world – laying the setting for a third separate product line in the future.
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