CD Projekt Red has been all over social media unveiling a list of codenames for their upcoming titles. The developer of the Witcher and Cyberpunk franchises received a ton of scrutiny after a shaky launch of Cyberpunk 2077 back in December of 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 received some overhauling in order to win back some fans, but a good bit of damage had already been done. Now, it looks as if CDPR is trying this PR stunt to try and hype their next upcoming games.
I do see some purpose in it; however, this could be a build up for a nasty fall if the company overpromises and under delivers once again.
Cyberpunk codename Orion
Orion is the code name for CDPR’s next Cyberpunk game. The dev intends to take the Cyberpunk franchise further by harnessing the potential of the dark future universe.
The Witcher codename Polaris
Polaris is apparently the next installment in The Witcher series. It currently sits in pre-production and is the beginning of a new saga. The company said it aims to release 2 more Witcher games even after Polaris for a new AAA RPG trilogy.
The Witcher codename Canis Majoris
Canis Majoris is separate from Polaris. It will be developed by an external studio, and it will be a standalone game.
The Witcher codename Sirius
Sirius will be developed by The Molasses Flood with support from CDPR. The new Witcher universe game will be much different from the norm of CDPR as the game will provide both single and multiplayer experiences.
This is an entirely new project from CDPR. It is not set in the Witcher universe, nor the Cyberpunk universe. It is just slightly more than an idea at this time, but the company apparently has enough of a notion for it to have a code name.
I will keep you up to date on the latest news out of CDPR!