CD Projekt Red reveals Three The Witcher games, a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, and a new IP
All of these new games are expected to use Unreal Engine 5
Published: 5th October 2022 | Source: CD Projekt Red |
CD Projekt Red has just announced five new games
CD Projekt Red has just released a long-term product outlook for their investors, revealing five new game projects that include three The Witcher games, a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, and a game that will be based on a brand new IP.
Project Sirius will be a sequel to The Witcher 3, Canis Majoris will be a new open world The Witcher RPG, and the studio's other project will be the start of a new The Witcher game trilogy. Project Orion is a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, and Project Hadar will be a new game that is based on a new IP.
All of these new game projects are expected to be based on Unreal Engine 5, following CD Projekt Red's announcement that the studio will be moving away from their in-house REDengine once Cyberpunk 2077's development has ended. This change should simplify game development for CD Projekt Red by allowing them to dedicate their resources and time to building games instead of building, upgrading and maintaining game engines.
Below is what CD Projekt Red had to say about their new game projects.
Orion is a codename for our next Cyberpunk game, which will take the Cyberpunk franchise further and continue harnessing the potential of this dark future universe.
Polaris is a codename for the next installment in The Witcher series of games, which we recently announced was in pre-production. It is the beginning of a new saga: we aim to release two more Witcher games after Polaris, creating a new AAA RPG trilogy.
Canis Majoris is a full-fledged Witcher game, separate to the new Witcher saga starting with Polaris. It will be developed by an external studio headed by experienced developers who have worked on past Witcher games.
Sirius is a codename for the game developed by The Molasses Flood, set in The Witcher universe and created with support from CDPR. It will differ from our past productions, offering multiplayer gameplay on top of a single-player experience including a campaign with quests and a story.
Hadar is a codename for a third, entirely distinct IP, created from scratch within CDPR. The project is in the earliest stages of the creative process, which means we are not developing any game yet, but working exclusively on the foundation for this new setting.