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The ‘C’ in CD Projekt apparently stands for ‘C-quel’

Polish developer and publisher CD Projekt seems to be preparing for a whole lotta sequel material. Even though we’re only supplied with codenames for now, it’s clear that both The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 still have untold stories to tell. Plus, CD Projekt has confirmed that there’s also new IP in the works. Let’s ‘C’ what they have to offer.

Canis Majoris, Sirius, Orion, Polaris, and Hadar (no… not Hodor). Those are the ‘ projekts’ that are currently on the Polish agenda. And even though every single one of the codenames sound fancy in their own way, we’d rather know what they mean. Luckily, CD Projekt isn’t being a total tool and is willing to vaguely explain what they stand for.

“Canis Majoris is a full-fledged Witcher game, separate to the new Witcher saga starting with Polaris. It will be developed by an external studio headed by experienced developers who have worked on past Witcher games.

“Sirius is a codename for the game developed by The Molasses Flood, set in The Witcher universe and created with support from CDPR. It will differ from our past productions, offering multiplayer gameplay on top of a single-player experience including a campaign with quests and a story.

“Orion is a codename for our next Cyberpunk game, which will take the Cyberpunk franchise further and continue harnessing the potential of this dark future universe.

“Polaris is a codename for the next installment in The Witcher series of games, which we recently announced was in pre-production. It is the beginning of a new saga: we aim to release two more Witcher games after Polaris, creating a new AAA RPG trilogy.

“Hadar is a codename for a third, entirely distinct IP, created from scratch within CDPR. The project is in the earliest stages of the creative process, which means we are not developing any game yet, but working exclusively on the foundation for this new setting.”

Kurwa! What a madlad. Instead of taking it easy, focussing on one projekt, the Polish studio takes on five games at a time. Granted, one of the games (Hadar) isn’t even in production yet. Plus, Sirius isn’t being developed in-house but at The Molasses Flood. Same goes for Orion, which will get developed and at a brand-new Boston studio comprised out of core Cyberpunk devs. How do I know? Because Cyberpunk dev Pawel Sasko said so.

So there you go. Busy times at CD Projekt, who’s also losing one of its CEOs. After 30 long years, Marcin Iwinski has decided to call it a day to take on a supporting role.

In the meanwhile, CD Projekt has been experiencing quite the revival with the once heavily criticized Cyberpunk 2077. Maybe it has something to do with the highly appreciated Cyberpunk Edgerunners on Netflix. Or maybe, people have been having a better time in Night City after countless patches and bug fixes. Whatever it may be, CD Projekt is more than happy with its second chance. So thanks everyone, for not ripping on them anymore.