Blog - February 6, 2024

CD Projekt Red recruits game development talent for Cyberpunk sequel, Project Orion

While late 2023 and early 2024 are marred by thousands of layoffs across the gaming industry, CD Projekt Red is assembling a team of industry veterans to Cyberpunk 2077 sequel and recruit across a number of roles.

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In today’s official press release, the company said it has assembled a large leadership team to work on Project Orion at its new CDPR Boston studio, including veteran game developers from several the most successful and critically acclaimed game. Producers, directors and heads brought in by CDPR have worked on titles such as New World, Apex Legends, Hitman, Mortal Kombat, Control, Fable, And Avatar: Pandora’s Border.

Johnny Silverhand looks away in Cyberpunk 2077.Hopefully one day we’ll see Johnny again. Image via CD PROJEKT RED

Some potential customers have worked on both Cyberpunk 2077 and The ghost of freedom expansion at the CDPR Poland offices is also returning to work on the sequel. According to the press release, the sequel is “currently in the early stages of development.”

The company is also hiring at both of its North American studios in Vancouver, Canada and Boston, Massachusetts. CDPR is currently hiring for design, programming, writing, art, and human resources management positions, all of which are specific to Project Orion and its NA-based studios, although more listings are expected. ​will be added over time.

With all the layoffs that have plagued the games industry over the past year or so, it’s refreshing to see news of a major studio hire. Additionally, CDPR seems to have restored its status among gamers after its rough launch Cyberpunk 2077. Both the 2.0 update changes the game and the release The ghost of freedom both expansions were well-received, and the game even won Best In-Play Game at the 2023 Game Awards.

Besides one Cyberpunk sequel, CDPR is also working on a completely new version witch trilogy, a separate “creative” new work witch title and a brand new IP are still in the incubation process.