Though CD Projekt Red’s “Cyberpunk 2077” had a notoriously disastrous launch, the game has seen significant improvements in the years since.

The recent Version 2.0 update and ‘Phantom Liberty’ expansion marks effectively the end of work on the title with the company now looking towards the future of the series. That includes a sequel codenamed Project Orion which is in the conceptual design phase.

In an interview with PC Gamer, narrative director Igor Sarzyński says the studio hopes future entries in the franchise will follow the path of “The Witcher” in terms of its evolution.

“Consider The Witcher games and how much they changed with each installment. We want a similar evolution here. Cyberpunk 2077 was our first venture into a futuristic-sci-fi world with a ton of new gameplay mechanics, narrative tone, themes, and art direction.

Some of the stuff worked almost right out of the box, such as the art, city design, music, interactive scene system, play styles. Other aspects took more time to get right, like character progression, NPC interactivity, and optimisation. That’s natural; it’s impossible to nail everything on your first try.

Now with all the game elements iterated and working well, we’ll focus on connecting them even tighter and creating a coherent, total immersion experience.”

Sasko also recently indicated he had no regrets about the game being a first-person title, but hasn’t ruled out plans to make changes in the sequel.

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