CDPR has been developing the Hadar project, a “new autonomous IP” since 2021

Project Hadar is the very first IP created by the developer entirely from scratch.

CD Project Red revealed a bunch of its upcoming projects, including “a new standalone IP” the studio has been quietly working on since late 2021.

During a recent high-profile investor call followed by a developer pitch, the company first hinted at its third major gaming IP we’ve never heard of before, codenamed Project Hadar. Alongside future episodes of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 seriesthe Polish studio has been quietly conceptualizing its next project for almost a year now.

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While details are very scarce at this time, we’ve learned that this mysterious new game will be “100% in-house developed” by CDPR itself, which means the company likely has high hopes for it. The title is currently in the first conceptual phase with only a “small strike team” of developers incubating the future game. This means that the active phase of development could only begin in a few years, given the current load of the development pipeline. the company.


From the sound, we probably won’t hear from Project Hadar for quite a while, but fans can already speculate on that. Since CDPR has mainly worked on role-playing games before, we can assume that this new IP is also an RPG in a setting that has yet to be revealed. Another lingering question is whether this project is based on the already existing property like the two the witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 are, or if this will be the very first IP created by CDPR from scratch. Judging by the tweet above, it’s definitely the second one, which looks pretty promising.

The studio’s next release will be Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, which is scheduled to launch in 2023. After that, in a few years, expect the start of the new Witcher saga running on Unreal Engine 5. With all that in mind, it will be surprising if the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 or Project Hadar arrives before 2026 at best.

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