Cyberpunk 2077 was 'just a warm up' for CDPR's future games


cyberpunk 2077 was just a warm-up
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Cyberpunk 2077 is a pretty good game now, but it took countless patches and a massive gameplay overhaul to make it what it is today. That was only the beginning, as CD Projekt Red has said 2077 was “just a warm-up” for what’s to come with their future titles.

Igor Sarzyński, the narrative director of Cyberpunk 2077, went on Twitter and talked about working in the Boston office of CDPR. Furthermore, the company is working on Project Orion, the codename for this Cyberpunk sequel, with Sarzyński saying that this is only a warm-up.

“First day in the Boston office! So good to meet old friends and officially kickstart our Orion journey,” Sarzyński wrote. “I couldn't be more excited for this project and i'm sure we can make it something special. 2077 was just a warm-up.”

Seeing the narrative director say this without a hint of irony is amusing because fans still remember how bad that launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was. Bugs and crashes were quite frequent, while the last-gen versions were essentially unplayable unless played on current-gen hardware. All of this was due to the game constantly being crunched, despite what the devs tried to tell the higher-ups.

Needless to say, calling the first game a “warm-up” is a bold choice, regardless of the game getting fixed years later. CD Projekt Red does regret the state of Cyberpunk’s release but they still made the decision to launch a broken game to the public and they might do it again. All we can do is hope that “warm up” taught them a lesson in humility.

Despite all of that, Cyberpunk 2077 is officially a good game that anyone can play, especially if they get the Phantom Liberty expansion. Aside from adding the always-excellent Idris Elba, the expansion also added a new ending to get, tons of side quests, and a whole new city to burn. It’s one hell of a goodbye to the company’s previous RED engine, as they now move to Unreal Engine 5.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.

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