Ex-Blizzard, Ubisoft & Remedy devs join Cyberpunk 2077's Project Orion sequel

Ex-Blizzard, Ubisoft & Remedy devs join Cyberpunk 2077's Project Orion sequel
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


6th Feb 2024 17:05

It's all engines go over at CD Projekt RED, as production of its two biggest IPs continues to whirl towards completion.

The studio behind The Witcher games and Cyberpunk 2077 is working on the next titles in both of its series, and now, the futuristic punk rock title is getting a huge wave of developmental reinforcements.

As of February 7, CD Projekt RED has bolstered the ranks working on Project Orion, the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, with former developers from giant competitors like Blizzard and Ubisoft.

Cyberpunk 2077 sequel bolsters dev team with ex-Blizzard, Ubisoft & Remedy personel

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In a bid to make sure that Cyberpunk 2077's sequel launches in a much better state than the original and to continue building on the resounding success which was the Phantom Liberty DLC, CD Projekt Red has now added five top-end developers. All of them have a wealth of experience in AAA titles.

Two of the biggest additions come in the way of the writing department, as Project Orion begins to promise a thrilling story. Anna Megill (Lead Writer) and novelist Alexander Freed (Writer) boast impressive portfolios on titles, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, being in Megill's armoury, while Freed's previous work includes Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Other high-profile additions to Project Orion include Dan Hernberg (Executive Producer), formally of Blizzard Entertainment, ex-Warner Bros. Director Alan Villani (Engineering Director), and Ryan Barnard (Design Director) who previously batted for Ubisoft.

CD Projekt RED clears up Cyberpunk 2077 sequel platform uncertainty

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While intriguing storytelling appears to be the direction of Project Orion with these new coups to the dev team, fans might be wondering where they will actually be able to see the words and actions unfold, as Microsoft and Sony have reached the end game in console wars.

However, the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will not be getting involved in console politics, as it has now been confirmed to be available on all platforms when it does arrive. Taking to Twitter, CD Projekt RED said, "[Our] games are and will continue to be platform agnostic. We love the fact you play the games we made. It's up to you to choose your playground."

With hope, this Cyberpunk 2077 sequel can hit the ground running without the pressures of the pandemic, which unhinged the first instalment, and the series can get back on the throne that it once promised to light up with neon lights.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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