A poster visible in Cyberpunk 2077 has led many fans to speculate about the location and year where the game’s potential sequel will take place.
Now that Cyberpunk 2077 has completed its redemption arc with the expansion Phantom Liberty a> and it has proven to be one of the most immersive RPGs on the market, fans are excited to discover its sequel.
Unfortunately, we don’t have much information regarding the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel at the moment, aside from a cryptic codename and a promise from the developers that it will greatly surpass its predecessor.
And recently, eagle-eyed fans on the game’s subreddit have been latching onto a small detail that they believe contains relevant information about what CD Projekt RED is calling Project Orion.
Reddit user u/QueenCobra91 pointed out a series of in-game posters and billboards they believe reveal the city and year where the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 will take place.
The posters and signs in question refer to a new mode of high-speed transportation that will take people from Night City to Chicago in less than three hours. QueenCobra91 reported seeing an unusually high amount of these ads during her recent gaming sessions and suggested that this could be a clue to the sequel taking place in Chicago in 2080.
While some players in the comments have embraced the idea and expanded on it, others are a little more realistic in their speculation. “I doubt they’ll leave Night City for Chicago. But I could see 2080 being the next setting for Orion,” said one player.
Other fans of the game agreed that Night City was “the main character”of the series and that we’re unlikely to see a Cyberpunk game set outside of it. “No Cyberpunk game will ever take place outside of Night City,” another player agreed.
To temper all of this speculation, one player pointed out that this particular ad has been in the game since launch. However, many fans agreed that this specific billboard seemed more prevalent since Phantom Liberty’s release.
While it’s hard to imagine a Cyberpunk game taking place outside the confines of Night City, given that its source material is entirely localized there, this could mean that potential sequels could become monotonous.
Either way, Cyberpunk fans can’t wait to find out what events they can experience next.