In a resounding announcement that has sent shockwaves through the gaming industry, CD Projekt Red NA has revealed the stellar lineup of seasoned developers who will be joining their ranks for the highly anticipated “Project Orion,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed ‘Cyberpunk 2077.’ Among the names announced are industry veterans Dan Hernberg, Ryan Barnard, Alan Villani, and several others, each bringing their wealth of experience and creativity to the table.
Famed Devs Join CD Projekt Red NA for “Project Orion, ” a ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Sequel
At the helm of Project Orion are seasoned veterans from CD Projekt Red, including Gabriel Amatangelo, Paweł Sasko, Igor Sarzyński, Andrzej Stopa, Kacper Niepokólczycki, Sarah Grümmer, and Kacper Kościeński. These individuals, having played pivotal roles in the development of Cyberpunk 2077 and its Phantom Liberty expansion, bring with them a wealth of expertise and creative vision that is integral to the success of this ambitious project.
Joining this talented group are a host of industry professionals, each boasting an impressive portfolio of AAA titles and invaluable experience:
Dan Hernberg, known for his leadership roles at Amazon Games, Panic Button, and Blizzard Entertainment, steps in as Executive Producer. With credits on titles like New World, Apex Legends, and Diablo III, Hernberg’s strategic insights and managerial prowess are poised to steer Project Orion towards greatness.
Ryan Barnard, renowned for his work as Game Director at Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft, brings his extensive experience to the table as Design Director. Having contributed to hit titles such as the Hitman series, Barnard’s expertise in game design promises to elevate the gameplay experience of Project Orion to new heights.
Alan Villani, formerly VP of Technology at WB Games, joins as Engineering Director, lending his technical expertise to the project. With a background in leading the development of various Mortal Kombat titles, Villani’s contributions are crucial in ensuring the seamless integration of cutting-edge technology into the game.
Anna Megill, an award-winning game writer with an illustrious career spanning two decades, assumes the role of Lead Writer. With narrative credits on titles like Control, Dishonored: Death of The Outsider, and Guild Wars 2, Megill’s storytelling prowess adds depth and richness to the world of Project Orion.
Alexander Freed, a New York Times bestselling novelist and narrative designer, joins the writing team, bringing with him over 15 years of game writing experience.
With a storied career that includes contributions to Star Wars: The Old Republic and collaborations with major studios like BioWare and Obsidian Entertainment, Freed’s creative talents are sure to leave a lasting impression on the narrative landscape of Project Orion.